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.
About twenty fish in a pool, under forest, in a small stream draining into the harbour.
Banded Kokopu? Not very strippy
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.
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...