Story: Coarse fish

Poeciliidae features (2nd of 4)

Poeciliidae features

Species of the family, Poeciliidae, which bear live young, can be distinguished from other freshwater-fish families in New Zealand as they all have scales, a very small, upturned mouth, and a rounded tail.

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Source: R. M. McDowall, Reed field guide to New Zealand freshwater fishes. Auckland: Reed, 2000, p. 157

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Bob McDowall, 'Coarse fish - Introductions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Nov 2008