Story: Life in fresh water

Grayling

Grayling

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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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11642/grayling (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Roger Young, published 24 Sep 2007