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.
Vary from 5 -12cm
170 mm long
Seen Otakarara Stream under Cpt 27.
Seen in pool upstream from culvert during day.
Banded kokopu seen in stream on spotlighting survey. About 15cm long. Last sighting here was in 2001, prior to logging at this block.
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...