Story: Rivers

Koaro (Galaxias brevipinnis)


The koaro is one of around 40 species of native freshwater fish. It prefers swift-flowing boulder streams. Introduced trout compete for food, and the koaro is one of 10 native fish now considered threatened.

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David Young, 'Rivers - Changes to river environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007