Varies considerably with size, sex, locality and season. Head and body vary from pale grey to brown; a distinct black spot on upper third of pectoral base, scales edged in black. Often charcoal-grey vertical bands on sides; no black spots or bars on caudal peduncle. Belly distinctly silvery in life, and has black along or to sides of midline. First dorsal has a basal dusky stripe, above which is a wider reddish orange stripe. Just above midline of fin another dusky stripe bordered above by a white marginal stripe. Second dorsal with a similar orange stripe, but dusky bands above and below nearly as wide as orange band. A thin sub-marginal orange stripe present, becoming pearly white posteriorly. Anal fin very like 2nd dorsal, but bands of colour less distinct. Tail fin with basal half yellowish or dusky. Pelvics and pectorals clear. Fin colours most marked in breeding males and indistinct in females and young males. This colour description is based on samples from one area, and fish from others may display slightly different colour patterns.
Occurs in inland drainages of South Australia, New South Wales and Southern Queensland
and central Queensland.
Conservation status Common across range.
Natural history Often found around vegetation, but also schools in caves or other sheltered areas feeds on aquatic crustaceans, particularly clado-cerans and copepods.
Utility Has considerable potential as an aquarium fish.
Similar species Can be confused with other species of Hypseleotris
Australia; frequently confused with western carp gudgeon.
Other names Common: none. Scientific: none4.
LAKE'S CARP GUDGEONHypseleotris
sp. 5 (undescribed)
Very similar to Midgley’s carp gudgeon Differing in only a few features, notably the lack of scales on the nape, breast and belly; also sometimes a naked strip under 1st dorsal fin (31-36 lateral scales)3. Lake and Midgley collaborated in their work.
A Salmon or fork-tailed catfish is also named after him Arius midgleyi1. This is one of the larger Australian species of catfish and along with other catfish is marketed under the name of "silver cobbler" and "golden cobbler". It is found in the east coast rivers of southern Queensland and north and central N.S.W.
James Midgley ========= m:17 Jan 1861 =========Mary Elizabeth Brown
b. McCleay River, NSW |
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Stephen H. Edward
A family tree has been constructed by Clyde Love, grandson of Edward.5