This week we feature the amazing blind Cave Gudgeon. Only found in Australia, it lives in lightless waters in caves and sinkholes.
The blind Cave Gudgeon, Milyeringa veritas, is a truly strange species. Not only does it live in a lightless world, often at high temperatures, but it does so by detecting its surroundings using special sensory papillae. More information and a movie are on the fact sheet.
Denise Rennis (TO and RA, 1981-1987)
Andrew Stewart (NMNZ, TePapa, 2004)