Distribution and Biogeography of the Non-diadromous Gobiomorphus Bullies

  • R. M. McDowallEmail author
Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 32)


There are three species of non-diadromous Gobiomorphus bullies. One of these is a landlocked derivative of the diadromous common bully, and is found in a few small, post-glacial tarns in Marlborough. The other two are widespread, one entirely in the North Island and the other in the southern North Island, South Island and Stewart Island. A broad area of overlap in the southern North Island probably involved invasion of this area from both north and south when this region emerged from marine submergence in the Pliocene. Absence from the northeastern North Island reflects Holocene to Recent volcanism there, and absence from central/southern Westland relates to the effects of glaciation.


Glaciation Gobiomorphus Pleistocene Pliocene submersion volcanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchChristchurchNew Zealand

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