At around 5 centimetres long, these adult īnanga are around twice the size of the juveniles that make up most of the whitebait catch. The species is widely distributed at low elevations around New Zealand. They favour gently flowing rivers and still waters, and do not climb waterfalls.
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Photograph by Paddy Ryan
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