Kōrero: Freshwater fish

Īnanga eggs

Īnanga eggs

Īnanga eggs are deposited by females on the edges of estuaries among vegetation on a spring tide. Females typically spawn a few hundred to a few thousand eggs at the base of plants. The eggs retain moisture from the damp grasses, and develop more quickly in warm weather.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Galaxiids: īnanga and kōkopu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11111/inanga-eggs (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Sep 2007