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Water Boatmen

Water boatmen live in frog ponds and swim below the water surface.

Other invertebrates Frog Ponds Wetland

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: family Corixidae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Water boatmen frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Underneath the water surface

Diet: Algae and small invertebrates

Water: Large frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Water Boatmen keep water bodies clean and control pests around the home. If you see this critter in your pond, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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