Story: Freshwater fish

Bluegill bully (2nd of 3)

Bluegill bully

The bluegill bully (Gobiomorphus hubbsi) is found from sea level to altitudes of 480 metres, and up to 100 kilometres inland. It has distinct blue gill membranes and leopard-like spots on its cheeks. With its upturned mouth it takes mayflies and the larvae of chironomid midges from rocks. Bluegill bullies hide away and are rarely seen in swift-flowing waters.

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Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Bullies, smelt and grayling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007