> Could someone fill me in on the relationship and geographic origins
> of M.exquisita Edith Falls and Waterfall Creek?
Edith Falls is North West of Katherine. M. exquisita is supposed to
occur in the falls pools and in the large lake and stream at the base
of the falls but I have only seen them in the pools and races above
the final falls and in the springs higher up the plateau. M.s.
australis is common in the lower lakes. The water in the higher
springs during the dry season is about 24 degrees C while the lake is
in the high 20s.
Do you have Waterfall Creek exquisita as well?
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