Classification
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  • Japanese
    • キュウリウオ目
  • Scientific Names
    • Osmeriformes
  • English
    • smelts and allies

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Recent observations

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What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

france15

Date

the past

Description

Photo before releasing back into stream in SEA 6180. Who know of Kohi Forest/ Allum St Valley Forest?!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

france15

Date

the past

Description

With help we netted 27 banded Kokopu size baby to 19 cm, in our backyard stream, part of SEA 6180, Allum Street Valley Forest, or Kohi Forest, 15 mins from CBD Auckland. Question is, are there also eels?

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Observer

sudachi

Date

August 9, 2008 09:37 PM JST

Description

Plecoglossus altivelis
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Caught these ayu (sweetfish). In Japan there is a unique way of fishing called tomo-zuri, in which one fish is hooked and lined and made to swim into another male's territory who attacks the hooked fish, hooking himself in the process.

This location caters to this type of fishing, nearby there were aquaculture raised ayu for purchase to use as live lures. In the picture you can see a difference from the natural ayu (two in the back) and the farm raised (in front), notably the spot and mouth coloration.

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Giant kokopu Galaxias argenteus

Observer

givernykate

Date

July 7, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Giant Kokopu at Kelly Tarlrtons

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What

Mudfish Genus Neochanna

Observer

andreakshields

Date

July 6, 2015

Place

blackball (Google, OSM)

Description

A black and white mudfish seen under rocks in tidal pools along the shore.

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Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

July 11, 2015 09:08 PM NZST

Description

A really big one 25cm approx

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What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

July 10, 2015

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What

Smelts Genus Retropinna

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 4, 2015 01:44 PM PDT

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What

Surf Smelt Hypomesus pretiosus

Observer

marisa_a

Date

July 4, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

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What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

deancaskey

Date

February 25, 2014 06:33 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the small stream.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant kokopu Galaxias argenteus

Observer

deancaskey

Date

February 25, 2014 06:30 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A few large giants with banded kokopu, longfin eels and redfin bullies.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Rainbow Smelt Osmerus mordax

Observer

sjwiggins85

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

Osmeriformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the true or freshwater smelts and allies, such as the galaxiids and noodlefishes; they are also collectively called osmeriforms. They belong to the teleost superorder Protacanthopterygii, which also includes pike and salmon, among others. The order's name means "smelt-shaped", from Osmerus (the type genus) + the standard fish order suffix "-formes". It ultimately derives from Ancient Greek osmé (ὀσμή, "pungent smell") + Latin forma ("external form"), the...

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