Peter Rose

In August last year we introduced you to our resurrected friend, the Southern purple-spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa) aka the Zombie Fish! When we last reported, 30 Southern purple spotted gudgeon (SPSG) broodstock were collected from the newly discovered Kerang lakes population for captive breeding at Middle Creek Farm and Aquasave-NGT hatcheries.   Since then, 13 potential
Victoria’s zombie fish are back from the dead, and there are plans underway to return the species to its former range throughout the Murray Corridor. But first, let’s meet this zombie fish! The southern purple-spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa - pictured above) is a small, colourful, and native floodplain specialist fish. Once widespread in wetlands, lakes,