Kōrero: Life in fresh water

Amphipods (6 o 6)


Amphipods are small crustaceans, and are not well particularly well known in New Zealand’s fresh water. There are 19 described, endemic species, representing nine genera in eight families. Many New Zealand freshwater amphipods live underground in river gravels or springs.

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Photograph by Stephen Moore

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Invertebrates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11635/amphipods (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Roger Young, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007