Empire Gudgeon Hypseleotris compressa

Empire Gudgeon male
Empire Gudgeon
Empire Gudgeon female
The Empire Gudgeon is native to rivers and streams of northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea. The male has colourful banded dorsal and anal fins and, when breeding, develops a bright red-orange body. It can dullen or brighten the colour as needed to be unconspicuous or to impress a potential mate. It grows to some 12cm long.