Photo before releasing back into stream in SEA 6180. Who know of Kohi Forest/ Allum St Valley Forest?!
With help we netted 27 banded Kokopu size baby to 19 cm, in our backyard stream, part of SEA 6180, Allum Street Valley Forest, or Kohi Forest, 15 mins from CBD Auckland. Question is, are there also eels?
Giant Kokopu at Kelly Tarlrtons
A black and white mudfish seen under rocks in tidal pools along the shore.
A really big one 25cm approx
Common in the small stream.
A few large giants with banded kokopu, longfin eels and redfin bullies.
1 x 150mm
1 x 200mm
A small population located in these wetlands.
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...