Inanga. Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, ). PDF Version. S.C. Moore. Every New Zealander knows what whitebait are, and most have probably eaten a fritter or. Learn more about the Inanga – with amazing Inanga photos and facts on Arkive. Description. Small, sleek and slender, with a small head and large eyes. Back amber to olive with a profusion of greenish-grey spots and speckles, and a bright .

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Galaxias maculatus Jenyns They are commonly macjlatus in small schools or shoals in slow-moving water, but can be more solitary in swifter streams. maculatuus

Australian Society for Fish Biology: Video of Common Galaxias stranded in pools left by high spring tides in the lower reaches of the Thurra River in Croajingolong National Park, Victoria. Rodents of Unusual Size. Environmental conditions in the vegetation particularly temperature and humidity are critical for successful egg development. Species Citation Mesites maculatus JenynsZool. In most river systems, the inanga makes up the majority of the whitebait catch, and thus this fish is probably encountered maculatis often than other members of the Galaxiidae family.

Galaxias maculatus

Unless landlocked within a lake, the common galaxias spawns mainly in autumn during spring tides in the tidally influenced reaches of rivers and streams galwxias but spawning in winter and spring has occurred.


Maximum size 19 cm TL; usually to around cm TL. Reed New Holland, pp. Retrieved 8 August A ‘boom bust’ strategy whereby spawning occurs in one event and is mzculatus by death, semelparityor spawning over multiple events before death iteroparity.

In parts of New Zealand, this species spawning habitat has become degraded due to activities related to agriculture, urbanisation, and land use change. Fisheries Commonly known as whitebait, the juveniles of Galaxias maculatus and other Galaxias species are amculatus basis of a commercial and recreational fishery in New Zealand, and also in Chile and Argentina.

However, these sink populations can receive larvae that were born in different rivers. Not available FishBase mirror site: This phase of their lifecycle is little understood, as the larvae are small, transparent, and difficult to locate.

Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Galaxiid species are, in general, threatened by human activities such as intensive agriculture and land change use. Some jurisdictions permit fishing of the adults, but again under regulation or licence to preserve the adult population, but others ban it altogether unless the fisher belongs to an kaculatus people e.

Galaxias maculatus – Wikipedia

Help us share the wonders of macylatus natural world. Common galaxias can become land-locked such as in five lakes in Northland, New Zealandfeeding and breeding in large beds of reeds. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Video of Common Galaxias embryos.

Estuarine geomorphology and low maculauts requirement for fertilisation influence glaaxias site location in the diadromous fish, Galaxias maculatus. Marine Ecology Progress Series The juveniles form large shoals as they move through estuaries. Retrieved 30 August After hatching, the 7-mm-long larvae are swept out to sea and spend 3—6 months in the marine environment. Following metamorphosis, adult spend around 6 months in fresh water, where they gain sufficient growth and energy to begin investing in reproduction.


Information on the inanga is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Predation, vegetation and habitat-specific survival of terrestrial eggs of a diadromous fish, Galaxias maculatus Jenyns, Maculayus offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

The eggs remain above the water level until the next spring tide when they hatch and are washed out to sea. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Its vernacular names include cowfish, jollytail, common jollytail, eel gudgeon, inaka, native trout, pulangi, slippery tarki, spotted minnow and whitebait. Fins thin, membranous, caudal fin emarginate to slightly forked, anal fin origin directly below dorsal fin origin. Morphology and systematic relationships.

Ranges from along the Chilean side of the Andes near Valparaiso to the southern extremity of the island chain southeast of Tierra del Fuego.

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Dwarf galaxias Galaxiella pusilla. As adults, common galaxias eat insectscrustaceansand molluscs. Banded kokopu Galaxias fasciatus.