Nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri Click to enlarge image
A 162 mm SL male Nurseryfish caught in Marrakai Creek, a tributary of Adelaide River, Northern Territory, 3 July 2001. The fish was photographed immediately upon capture while alive. Image: Tim Berra
© Tim Berra

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    gulliveri
    Genus
    Kurtus

A 162 mm SL male Nurseryfish caught in Marrakai Creek, a tributary of Adelaide River, Northern Territory, 3 July 2001. The fish was photographed immediately upon capture while alive.

Notes

Nurseryfish occur in fresh and brackish waters of the Indo-Malay region and parts of northern Australia. Males carry the eggs on a bony 'hook' on top of the head.