23 Mar 2018

Critter of the Week: Teviot flathead galaxias

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:22 pm on 23 March 2018

This freshwater fish is one of the group of 'non-migratory galaxiids' - they live out their days in the exact same stream or river in which they hatched. The Teviot flathead galaxias are very rare, they share the same threat status as the kākāpo, but they're hardy fish that can withstand cold winters and scorching summers.

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us where the native fish can be found. 

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Photo: Supplied / Nicholas Dunn

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