Freshwater Fauna Project

Freshwater Fauna Project

SERCUL in partnership with Murdoch University’s Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit have produced an educational package on Freshwater Fauna of South-western Australia. Two brochures, a field guide and three short films have been made which are being distributed throughout the south west, and around the world, to relevant organisations, businesses, educational centres, community groups, individuals and many more.

In August 2011, SERCUL and Murdoch University launched the educational resources at the Canning River Eco Education Centre. The new publications were then presented at educational seminars at different locations throughout the South-west of WA on the Freshwater Fauna Roadshow Tour. SERCUL are excited to announce that ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Crayfishes & Mussels of South-Western Australia’ is now available. These booklets provide curriculum linked education activities for Years 1 -10 and compliment the Field Guide and other education resources.
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Brochures and Posters

Freshwater Macro-Fauna of South-western Australia brochure
Freshwater Macro-Fauna of South-western Australia Poster
Freshwater Mussels of South-western Australia poster
Freshwater Fishes of South-western Australia brochure
Native Freshwater Fishes of South-western Australia poster
Turtle Watch Fact Sheet


The three short films were made by Ashley Ramsay of ENVfusion. The three films can be viewed as individual segments below and on the ENVfusion website. The three films are also available to buy as a DVD.

Cost: $20 per copy (incl. GST) plus $5 postage per DVD within Australia.
If you would like a copy please click on the button below to buy online.

Check out some of the films online:
 Native Freshwater Fishes Introduction
Black-Stripe Minnow
Mud Minnow
Balston’s Pygmy Perch
Western Pygmy Perch
Western Minnow
Common Jollytail
Trout Minnow
Freshwater Cobbler
Pouched Lamprey
Western Hardyhead
Feral Fish
Native Freshwater Fish Film Credits and Song
Native Freshwater Crayfish Introduction
Hairy Marron
Smooth Marron
Gilgie’s and Native Freshwater Crayfish Film Credits
Carter’s Freshwater Mussel
Freshwater Mussel Life Cycle and Film Credits

Book Sale

This Field Guide summarises all that is currently known about the iconic, yet often unnoticed species of fish, crayfish and mussels inhabiting the fresh waters of south-western Australia. It offers useful tips on how to recognise and identify these animals, as well as information about their distribution, behaviour, biology, and the threats they face.

The book is published by the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare and Murdoch University and is funded by Lotterywest.

Cost: $13 per copy (incl. GST and postage).

For more information, please contact SERCUL.

If you would like to buy the DVD or Field Guide please click on the ‘add to cart’ buttons above to buy online.

If you live in the UK and Europe the book is available from Steven Simpson Books or from any good bookshop.