Koraunui School with Whitebait Connection programme
Found with students from Koraunui School while doing the Whitebait Connection programme
Banded kokopu? Small feeder stream into the Waitakere Dam reservoir. Photographing some little fish when this big guy suddenly swam in to view!
Whitebait Connection - Student from Konini Primary
Whitebait Connection - Student from Mana College
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...