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Other Exotic FishMisgurnus anguillicaudatus

Oriental Weatherloach

Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Oriental Weatherloach)

Family: Cobitidae

Status: Introduced.

Size: Can grow up to 30.5cm.

Description: Thin cylindrical eel like body; green brown in colour mottled above and pale below with dark spot at the tail.  Covered in mucus and very slippery, 5 pairs of barbless on the mouth.  Rounded tail fin  sexes can be distinguished by the shape of the anal fin. 

Location: Slow silty habitats in the Murrumbidgee Catchment, Snowy and Canberra lakes.

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Misgurnus anguillicaudatus at Lyneham Wetland - 14 Oct 2018
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus at Lyneham Wetland - 14 Oct 2018

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