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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

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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

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Observer

land_and_sea

Date

January 23, 2015 03:04 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

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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

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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

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What

Banded kokopu (Galaxias fasciatus) Galaxias fasciatus

Observer

zealandia

Date

July 11, 2014 02:44 PM NZST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Galaxiidae, also known by the anglicised name as galaxiids, are a family of mostly small freshwater fish in the southern hemisphere. The majority of species live in Australia or New Zealand, some are also found in South Africa, South America, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and the Falkland Islands. One of the galaxiid species, the common galaxias (Galaxias maculatus), is probably the most widely naturally distributed freshwater fish in the southern hemisphere. They are cool...

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