Glover's hardyhead

Glover's hardyhead (Craterocephalus gloveri) is a species of fish in the family Atherinidae endemic to Dalhousie Springs in the Lake Eyre basin, Australia.[1] The fish inhabits has a high thermal tolerance and inhabits warm, freshwater spring-fed pools and channels.[2] It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.[2] The specific name honours John Glover (1935–1992) who was the Curator of Fishes at the South Australian Museum.[3]

Glover's hardyhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Genus: Craterocephalus
C. gloveri
Binomial name
Craterocephalus gloveri
Crowley & Ivantsoff, 1990


  1. Wager, R. (1996). "Craterocephalus gloveri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T5491A11221160. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. Vanessa J. Thompson. "Craterocephalus gloveri". Fishes of Australia. Museums Voctoria. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (1 January 2019). "Order ATHERINIFORMES: Families ATHERINOPSIDAE, ATHERINIDAE and ATHERIONIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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