Latest Galaxiidae Stories

2008-08-18 18:00:23

By DYKES, Mervyn Northern whitebaiters opened the new season yesterday to a reminder that two adult forms of the delicacy have been listed as threatened species by the Department of Conservation. One, the giant kokupu, has been given a similar threat ranking to brown kiwi. The other listed as threatened is the shortjaw kokupu. "Whitebait are the young of native fish such as giant kokopu, shortjaw kokopu, banded kokopu, koaro and inanga, collectively known as galaxiids," said DOC...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

By ROOKES, Felicity WHITEBAITERS will hit the rivers and streams today as the season officially opens in Taranaki -- though some have made an early start. "We've already had a couple of reports of early fishing on some rivers in Taranaki," Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Bryan Williams said. "The rules are there to protect the species and most whitebaiters appreciate this." The regulations are set to allow a percentage of whitebait to migrate up streams to their breeding...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

A rare and threatened native fish has been found thriving in a stream near Levin. A total of 27 giant kokopu were found during a Horizons Regional Council survey of fish in a small section of a stream between Kawiu Road and Lake Horowhenua. Horizons Research Associate Carol Nicholson said individual giant kokopu recorded in the survey ranged in length from about 70 millimetres to 200mm, indicating that the population was sustaining itself. "We were astounded to count so many of these...

Latest Galaxiidae Reference Libraries

2007-06-24 20:00:24

The Galaxiids are a family of mostly small freshwater fish. Representatives occur throughout the southern hemisphere, including South Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and the Falkland Islands. One species of Galaxiid, Galaxias maculatus is probably the most widely naturally distributed freshwater fish in the world. They are cool water species, found in temperate latitudes, with only one species known from sub-tropical habitat (McDowall, 2006)....

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