Gus: the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon
Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeons were thought to be extinct however a small number were rediscovered several years ago and some were captured for breeding stock, which has led to several groups becoming involved in breeding programs.
Students can investigate native aquatic and land-based animals that rely on healthy wetlands, billabongs creeks and rivers.
How are billabongs and wetlands formed? What causes some animals to become extinct? How do introduced fish affect native fish species?
By reading the story of Gus, students can create a wetlands food web.