A fisherman grapples with a large longfin eel from Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) south of Christchurch. Along with the shortfin eel, longfins are commercially harvested. Longfin eels are New Zealand’s top freshwater predator species – no species apart from humans preys on adult eels.
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Photograph by Peter E. Smith
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