Kōrero: Freshwater fish

Koaro (Galaxias brevipinnis)

Kōaro (Galaxiasbrevipinnis)

The kōaro (Galaxias brevipinnis) favours clear, swift, flowing boulder streams and is widespread throughout New Zealand. It is also present on the Chatham, Auckland and Campbell islands, and in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. The first species of galaxiid to be described, the giant kōkopu (Galaxias argenteus), was likened to the Milky Way because of its galaxy of spots – also a feature of the other species.

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Ryan Photographic
Photograph by Paddy Ryan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - More galaxiids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11114/koaro-galaxiasbrevipinnis (accessed 29 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Bob McDowall, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007