Story: Life in fresh water



This mummified grayling at Otago Museum is one of the few surviving examples of the extinct species. It was collected from the Clutha River in 1874. The fine teeth may have been used for grazing algae from rocks. It is thought that the grayling was either omnivorous or herbivorous.

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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