Caught in small tidal creek close to beach
Heaps of them ranging in size from small to large in the streams, pretty wary of me but I managed a few shots from above.
Several in close proximity to long-finned eels in previous observation, which appeared to ignore these small fry.
display tank at matariki planting event; collected from local streams
In the stream
Some of these caught in a highly modified stream (little more than a farm drain) and relocated to the nearby Komakorau Stream by Waikato Regional Council staff during drain clearance operations. My brother took the photo.
This is one of many giant kokopu rescued from a highly modified stream (little more than a farm drain) during drain clearance operations. The fish were relocated to the nearby Komakorau Stream (of which this watercourse is a tributary) by Waikato Regional Council staff. My brother took the photo.
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...