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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Journal of Fish Biology. Egg mortality occurs from excess exposure to sunlight, predation from mice and spiders, grazing and trampling by livestock, mowing of bankside vegetation in urban areas, and flooding.

Galaxias maculatus

Individuals mature after macluatus one year, and usually die after spawning. This species is usually considered amphidromousa particular type of diadromy meaning that reproduction occurs in fresh water and larval growth occurs in the sea.

Hatching occurs during subsequent floods. Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: Marine and Freshwater Research Can survive in salinities up to 50 ppt. Many perish after spawning but some survive another year. Maximum size 19 cm TL; usually galaxiaas around cm TL.


The eggs develop out of water in humid condition during the next 2 weeks. Inanga are one of the most widespread galaxiids. Because these sink rivers produce no eggs or larvae, galsxias gap is created during marine dispersal.

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This showed that whitebaiters caught a relatively small proportion of the run. Environmental conditions in the vegetation particularly temperature and humidity are falaxias for successful egg development.

The sexes are separate and fertilisation is external.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Migrations between marine and freshwater environments. This creates sink populations in rivers as adult fish have nowhere suitable to lay their eggs and the maaculatus of eggs dies.

Structure of the gonads. Every New Zealander knows what whitebait are, and most have probably eaten a fritter or two in their time. Competitive interactions between the Australian native fish Galaxias maculatus and the exotic mosquitofish Gambusia holbrookiin a series of laboratory experiments.


Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Freshwater fishes of Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series Description of the larval development of Galaxias maculatus in landlocked lentic and lotic systems in Western Australia. Freshwater fishes of Australia.

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Inanga (Galaxias maculatus) • Rare Species

The juveniles form large shoals as they move through estuaries. In areas where trout have become naturalised, common galaxias are scarce. Fishes of Australia’s southern coast. Eggs remain attached to the vegetation as the tide recedes.

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