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NZ Freshwater Fish Database

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Data Download

The New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database (NZFFD) contains over 50,000 freshwater fish observations from across New Zealand from 1901 to the present. 

Data stored in each record include the location of the sample site, sampling method and the fish species present, with many records also containing information on fish abundance and size, and a physical description of the site. Data from the River Environment Classification (REC) has also been linked to the NZFFD, adding further environmental information to each NZFFD record.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for on this website, email your query to a NZFFD administrator: [email protected]

Access to NZFFD data is freely available.

NZ Freshwater Fish Database