Story: Life in fresh water

Longfin eel

Longfin eel

A fisherman grapples with a large longfin eel from Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) south of Christchurch. Along with the shortfin eel, longfins are commercially harvested. Longfin eels are New Zealand’s top freshwater predator species – no species apart from humans preys on adult eels.

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Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Roger Young, published 24 Sep 2007