Marrngunj (Small Nailfish)

The artist has painted a freshwater scene showing namardaka, or nail fish. Nailfish have strong spine-like protrusions resembling nails that have given it its name. It can be found in the billabongs and streams of Arnhem Land and is popular bush tucker. Marrngunj is a specific term for a small nailfish. The Kunwinjku language has many words for especially small or large examples of different fish species.