Image: Cave Gudgeon, Milyeringa veritas

Cave Gudgeon, Milyeringa veritas

Dorsal view of a Cave Gudgeon caught near Mangrove Bay, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia, 13 Sep 1985. The species lacks eyes. It uses sensory papillae to detect its surroundings.

Doug Hoese
© Australian Museum


The fish is registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (I.25504-001). It was scientifically named in 1945 by Gilbert Whitely.

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Tags Cave Gudgeon, Milyeringa veritas, Eleotridae, fishes, ichthyology, blind, white, eyes, papillae, < 10 cm, freshwater, Western Australia, WA,