Story: Fiords

Fiordland brotula

Fiordland brotula

First discovered in 1993, the brotula is extremely rare – it is known only from a few areas in Fiordland. Growing to about 22 centimetres in length, Fiordland brotulas have been found under boulders and sheltering in crevices and caves. This specimen is held by Chris Paulin, the scientist who first described the fish and gave it its scientific name.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Fish and marine mammals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006