Kōrero: Freshwater fish

Giant kōkopu

Giant kōkopu

The giant kōkopu (Galaxias argenteus) is New Zealand’s largest fish in the family Galaxiidae. The largest known specimen was 58 centimetres long and weighed 2.8 kilograms. More commonly adults are around 30–40 centimetres. They occur widely in lowlands, favouring wetlands and weedy or boggy slow-flowing streams. This fish was captured from Horseshoe Lagoon, South Canterbury, in 2004.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10056099
Photograph by Sjaan Chateris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob McDowall, 'Freshwater fish - More galaxiids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11115/giant-kokopu (accessed 19 November 2019)

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