Kōrero: Life in fresh water

Longfin eel

Longfin eel

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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Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: DSCH2075Smd
Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11641/longfin-eel (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Roger Young, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007