3 Mar 2023

Critter of the Week: Bluegill bully

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week’s critter is the bluegill bully (Gobiomorphus hubbsi) – a beautiful native fish that gets its name from the bright blue bands on its gill cover.

Bluegill bullies are a threatened species that need healthy rivers and streams to survive.

Bluegill Bully

Bluegill Bully Photo: © EOS Ecology / www.eosecology.co.nz