2 Feb 2024

Critter of the Week: waikaka black mudfish

From the collecton Critter of the Week

Today is World Wetlands Day and this week's critter, the waikaka black mudfish, reveals just how vital these boggy ecosystems are for some of our more elusive and endangered fish species. Waikaka means 'cunning in water' - the black mudfish earned this name because of the clever way they survive the dry summer months by burying themselves in mud.

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