kōkopu

kōkopu, n. The small freshwater gudgeon (mainly Eleotris fusca).

Kua matemate te kōkopu i raro i te arāvai nō te vera i te vai.
The gobies died off in the drain because the water was hot;

Tei kō i tō mātou kāinga te punāvai kōkopu.
The pond with the gobies in it is over there at our place;

Ka ‘aere tātou ka ‘ī kōkopu ‘ei maunu.
Let’s go and catch some gobies for bait. [Ce. *kookopu.]

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