Story: Freshwater fish



The torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri) is at home in torrents. A flattened head and large pectoral fins help it to stay on the stream bed in fast-flowing waters. It is related to the marine blue cod, and its ancestors are thought to have invaded fresh water habitats from the sea.

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Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Torrentfish, lamprey and black flounder', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007