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    • Smelts and Allies
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    • Osmeriformes

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Osmeriformes."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Swampy area of the track beside a boardwalk. These fish have been here for at least 3 years. Observed at approx. 10+ in various sizes. Koura are also living in the swamp.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

dwilson

Date

February 2, 2016

Place

Raglan (Google, OSM)

Description

About twenty fish in a pool, under forest, in a small stream draining into the harbour.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Surf Smelt Hypomesus pretiosus

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

April 9, 2015 10:33 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pond Smelt Hypomesus olidus

Observer

bloostar

Date

January 7, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

vegestoc

Date

December 29, 2015

Description

Banded Kokopu? Not very strippy

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Galaxias Galaxias maculatus

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

December 20, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Common in the stream. This one was one of several that were either dead or unwell (not swimming) in a pool. The pool was linked to the rest of the stream, and I couldn't see anything that would cause them to be like that. This one let me pick it up by hand, with no struggle.

Photos / Sounds

What

Surf Smelt Hypomesus pretiosus

Observer

mbowser

Date

September 4, 2015 04:03 PM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Capelin Mallotus villosus

Observer

htao

Date

June 27, 2013 03:09 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Galaxias Galaxias maculatus

Observer

parkecology

Date

November 16, 2015 03:18 PM TOT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Smelt Osmerus eperlanus

Observer

pintail

Date

July 21, 2004

Description

Seosan

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Smelt Osmerus eperlanus

Observer

jeckberg

Date

November 24, 2015 09:04 AM PST

Place

Morro Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rainbow Smelt Osmerus mordax

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

November 11, 2015

Description

Caught by J.Deluca while perch fishing in Lake Erie north of Clevleand.

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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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