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Striped Gudgeon climbing

This Striped Gudgeon was one of many specimens seen swimming up a steep grassy slope from the flooded Cooperabung Creek, Telegraph point, New South Wales, February 2013.  The green background is artificial grass.

Wayne Bowen
© Wayne Bowen


Wayne Bowen watched male and female fish ascending the slope to a height of about 10 metres.

He stated that "they left the flooded plain in an attempt to enter my overflowing perched dam."

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Tags Striped Gudgeon, climbing, Gobiomorphus australis, Eleotridae, fishes, ichthyology,