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Fish Finder

Click on a family, species or common name to learn more about that fish and its distribution. Use the key to families to identify a fish by its appearance.

Family Species Common Name
ANGUILLIDAE Anguilla australis
Anguilla dieffenbachii
Anguilla reinhardtii
shortfin eel
longfin eel
Australian longfin eel
Long finned eel.
CYPRINIDAE Carassius auratus
Ctenopharyngodon idella
Cyprinus carpio
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Leuciscus idus
Scardinius erythrophthalmus
Tinca tinca
goldfish
grass carp
koi carp
silver carp
orfe
rudd
tench
Grass Carp (Credit: R M McDowall)
ELEOTRIDAE Gobiomorphus alpinus
Gobiomorphus basalis
Gobiomorphus breviceps
Gobiomorphus cotidianus
Gobiomorphus gobioides
Gobiomorphus hubbsi
Gobiomorphus huttoni
Tarndale bully
Crans bully
upland bully
common bully
giant bully
bluegill bully
redfin bully
Bluegill Bully (Credit: R M McDowall)
GALAXIIDAE Galaxias anomalus
Galaxias argenteus
Galaxias brevipinnis
Galaxias cobitinis
Galaxias depressiceps
Galaxias divergens
Galaxias eldoni
Galaxias fasciatus
Galaxias gollumoides
Galaxias gracilis
Galaxias macronasus
Galaxias maculatus
Galaxias paucispondylus
Galaxias postvectis
Galaxias prognathus
Galaxias pullus
Galaxias vulgaris
Neochanna apoda
Neochanna burrowsius
Neochanna diversus
Neochanna heleios
Neochanna rekohua
roundhead galaxias
giant kokopu
koaro
lowland longjaw galaxias
flathead galaxias
dwarf galaxias
Eldons galaxias
banded kokopu
Gollum galaxias
dwarf inanga
bignose galaxias
inanga
alpine galaxias
shortjaw kokopu
upland longjaw galaxias
dusky galaxias
Canterbury galaxias
brown mudfish
Canterbury mudfish
black mudfish
Northland mudfish
Chatham mudfish
Dwarf Galaxias (Credit: R M McDowall)
GEOTRIIDAE Geotria australis lamprey
ICTALURIDAE Ameiurus nebulosus catfish
MICRODESMIDAE Parioglossus marginalis dart goby
MUGILIDAE Aldrichetta forsteri
Mugil cephalus
yelloweyed mullet
grey mullet
PERCIDAE Perca fluviatilis perch
PINGUIPEDIDAE Cheimarrichthys fosteri torrentfish
PLEURONECTIDAE Rhombosolea retiaria black flounder
POECILIIDAE Gambusia affinis
Phallocerus caudimaculatus
Poecilia latipinna
Poecilia reticulata
Xiphophorus helleri
gambusia
caudo
sailfin molly
guppy
swordtail
PROTOTROCTIDAE Prototroctes oxyrhynchus grayling
RETROPINNIDAE Retropinna retropinna
Stokellia anisodon
common smelt
Stokells smelt
Common smelt female (Credit: R M McDowall)
SALMONIDAE Oncorhynchus mykiss
Oncorhynchus nerka
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Salmo salar
Salmo trutta
Salvelinus fontinalus
Salvelinus namaycush
rainbow trout
sockeye salmon
Chinook salmon
Atlantic salmon
brown trout
brook char
mackinaw
Chinook salmon (Credit: R M McDowall)
TRIPTERYGIIDAE Grahamina sp. estuarine triplefin