Story: Freshwater fish

Fossil grayling

Fossil grayling

The first fossil graylings were found in 2003 in the Ormond valley, 10 kilometres inland from Gisborne. They were in sediments deposited in a coastal lake about 620,000 years ago. Among the identifying features were the position of the fins, the number of vertebrae and the forked tail.

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Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Bullies, smelt and grayling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007