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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Alligator Creek - below weir to mouth

Alligator Creek Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU940623
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Estuarine/1.Intertidal 2. Subtidal
Class/Subclass :1. Streambed/Mud 2. Unconsolidated Bottom/Mud
Dominance Type :Avicennia marina
Water Regime :1. Irregularly flooded 2. Subtidal
Water Chemistry :1. Mixoohaline 2.Euhaline
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :Rhizophora sp., Ceriops tagal, Sporobolus virginicus
Size :1. channel ~ 50m wide. 2. channel ~ >60m wide
Management Issues :Fishing pressure, boating activity, fish stocking, conservation management of adjacent areas.
Conservation Value :Very High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Establish management plan in conjunction with stakeholders (e.g. DoE, landholders)

  2. Conduct fish surveys to determine populations and sustainable harvest levels.

  3. Establish water quality monitoring program for catchment.


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