Eastern Gambusia (species: Gambusia holbrooki) in Morton NP (Gaia Guide)
Gambusia holbrooki
Eastern Gambusia

©sea-kangaroo: Eastern Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki)

©sea-kangaroo: Eastern Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki)

©Osado: Larger female and smaller male Eastern Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Cyprinodontiformes
Family Poeciliidae
Genus Gambusia
Species Gambusia holbrooki



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 3.5 cm (TL) - applies to Male
  • Up to 8 cm (TL) - applies to Female

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Occurs in standing to slow-flowing water, mostly in vegetated ponds and lakes, backwaters and quiet pools of steams. Frequents brackish water. Observed to inhabit warm, still waters, typically seen shoaling at the edges of streams and lakes.

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