Story: Freshwater fish

Black mudfish

Black mudfish

The black mudfish (Neochanna diversas) is found in swamps and wetlands in the northern half of the North Island. Their distribution ranges from their southern limit at the headwaters of the Mōkau River in Taranaki, to Kaitāia in the north.

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Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Shy species, seldom seen', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11101/black-mudfish (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007