Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Shortfin eels (1st of 2)

Shortfin eels

Shortfin eels (Anguilla australis) are one of the two freshwater eel species native to New Zealand, and also occur in Australia, New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Fiji. They live mainly in rivers near the coast.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Origins and types of tuna – eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007