Kōrero: Freshwater fish



Whitebait are the juvenile form of five different species of galaxiid. These ones are īnanga and have just been thawed to be made into whitebait patties. Whitebait are translucent in the water, but begin to take on more colour when caught. Īnanga have dark spots on the lateral line (running the middle of their length) and the back, and tiny black mouths.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - Galaxiids: īnanga and kōkopu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11112/whitebait (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob McDowall, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007