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Galaxiid distribution

Galaxiid distribution

Galaxiid species dominate New Zealand’s freshwater fish groups. There are at least 18 species in the Galaxias genus, and five in the related genus Neochanna. Galaxiids are also found in Australia, Tasmania, New Caledonia, Auckland and Campbell islands, Chile, Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Falkland Islands and South Africa.

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Source: Robert McDowall, New Zealand freshwater fishes: a natural history and guide. Auckland: Heinemann Educational, 1990, p. 88

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Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Evolution and characteristics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007