Image: Nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri

Nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri

A 162 mm SL male Nurseryfish caught in Marrakai Creek, a tributary of Adelaide River, Northern Territory, 3 July 2001. The fish was photographed immediately upon capture while alive.

Tim Berra
© Tim Berra


Nurseryfish occur in fresh and brackish waters of the Indo-Malay region and parts of northern Australia. Males carry the eggs on a bony 'hook' on top of the head.

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