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    • Osmeriformes

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Osmeriformes."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Galaxias Galaxias maculatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 25, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In the shallow end of the Karekare waterfall pool. Fish were being chased by a Little shag.

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/3034526

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 20, 2016

Description

School of 50+ banded kokopu of various sizes in a freshwater spring flowing in the Captain Springs Reserve. This is a natural aquifer of rainwater filtered through volcanic rock from nearby One Tree Hill. The spring is piped under the railway line. Mostly native planting around the spring, waterway is infested with weed plants.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spotted Galaxias Galaxias truttaceus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 9, 2016 12:18 PM AEDT

Description

ID according to the zoo guide. These are wild fish in a stream that flows through the property. They feed them at a set time every day so that visitors can see some native fish.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

debontmarc

Date

February 21, 2016 12:43 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Surf Smelt Hypomesus pretiosus

Observer

dreierj

Date

April 7, 2016

Description

Observed eggs near high tide line during WDFW forage fish spawning beach survey; substrate was coarse gravel over sand. Beach is mostly shaded during morning hours.

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 2, 2016

Description

Several large and small fish in the freshwater stream near the Manukau Harbour.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Climbing Galaxias Galaxias brevipinnis

Observer

jlivingstone

Date

February 27, 2016 09:20 PM TOT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Climbing Galaxias Galaxias brevipinnis

Observer

jlivingstone

Date

February 27, 2016 09:16 PM TOT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

peter_kelly

Date

February 23, 2016 04:33 PM NZDT

Description

Fish about an inch long, brown.

In the stream in Central Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

john_barkla

Date

February 21, 2016

Description

In small pool of Orokonui Stream

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Galaxias Galaxias maculatus

Observer

meurkc

Date

February 13, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

stream

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

marc-nz

Date

February 14, 2016 09:09 PM TOT
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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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