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    • Osmeriformes
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    • smelts and allies

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tomblusk

Date

February 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There were at least six of these fish in very small section of stream I was working in. I was helping a relative of my wife clear out a lovely spring feeder stream of the Mangapiko.

These chaps were very comfortable with me approaching quite closely for the photos. They also exhibited quite a lot of chasing behaviour between one another.

The spring creek is very choked with inkweed etc, but in the two places I could get a decent look, I found healthy giant kokopu specimens. I would imagine that there were many more that I couldn't spot.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

wmblom

Date

March 27, 2015

Place

Kepa Bush (Google, OSM)

Tags

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Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

curtisnz

Date

March 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There were about four of them in a swift flowing side braid.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Inanga Galaxias maculatus

Observer

adzebill

Date

March 21, 2015 10:11 PM NZDT

Description

Inanga in Karaka Stream, Castlecliff. These were in the driftwood section after the bend, but were abundant right up to the first culvert.

Photos / Sounds

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What

banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

February 13, 2015

Place

katikati (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

land_and_sea

Date

January 23, 2015 03:04 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Galaxias Genus Galaxias

Observer

john_barkla

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

Caught in small tidal creek close to beach

Photos / Sounds

What

Galaxias (Galaxias) Genus Galaxias

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

January 23, 2015 01:44 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Galaxias (Galaxias) Genus Galaxias

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

January 23, 2015 01:43 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

December 29, 2014

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johnb-nz

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

Several in close proximity to long-finned eels in previous observation, which appeared to ignore these small fry.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Smelt Osmerus eperlanus

Observer

hikingtony

Date

October 19, 2014 12:25 PM PDT
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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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