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Synonyms for gudgeon

a person who is easily deceived or victimized

Synonyms for gudgeon

small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker

small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers

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The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
Anybody can come in and say, "Oh, I caught fifteen dozen perch yesterday evening;" or "Last Monday I landed a gudgeon, weighing eighteen pounds, and measuring three feet from the tip to the tail.
Here he found that the rudder had been all but unshipped, probably as the vessel was lifted over the reef during the storm, but a single pintle remaining in its gudgeon.
Two species (Australian Bass Macquaria novemaculeata and Striped Gudgeon Gobiomorphus australis) were found only downstream of the weir, and one species (Climbing Galaxias Galaxias brevipinnis) was found only in the headwaters of the catchment (at an elevation of about 200 m AHD).
Barratt (2015) reported an additional four species from the lower (Bomaderry Creek Bushland and estuary) sections of the creek: Estuary Perch Macquaria colonorum, Freshwater Mullet Myxus petardi, Yellow-eyed Mullet Aldrichetta forsteri and Flat-headed Gudgeon Philypnodon grandiceps.