Australia’s smallest fish among 22 at risk of extinction within two decades

14 Aug 2020
Red-finned blue-eye. Credit: Bush Heritage Australia/Adam Kerezsy

The tragic fish kills in the lower Darling River drew attention to the plight of Australia’s freshwater fish, but they’ve been in trouble for a long time.

Many species have declined sharply in recent decades, and as many as 90 of Australia’s 315 freshwater fish species may now meet international criteria as threatened.

Read the full story in The Conversation