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Neochanna burrowsius (Canterbury mudfish)

Synonyms: Galaxias burrowsius; Neochanna burroswius
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Canterbury mudfish, Neochanna burrowsius, also known as the kowaro, is found only on the Canterbury Plains in New Zealand. Like other Neochanna species, it is a small, tubular and flexible fish which lacks scales. They are able to survive out of water in damp refuges if its wetland habitat dries out periodically over summer.The first Canterbury mudfish was described by W J Phillipps in 1926, from a specimen sent to him by Mr A. Burrows, a farmer from Oxford, North Canterbury.
View Wikipedia Record: Neochanna burrowsius

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Neochanna burrowsius

Prey / Diet

Austropeplea tomentosa[1]
Lymnaea tomentosa[2]
Neochanna burrowsius (Canterbury mudfish)[1]
Paracalliope fluviatilis[2]
Potamopyrgus antipodarum (New Zealand mud snail)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anguilla australis (Shortfin eel)2
Anguilla dieffenbachii (Longfinned eel)1
Gobiomorphus cotidianus (Common bully)1


Neochanna burrowsius (Canterbury mudfish)[1]


Australian; New Zealand; Oceania - Inland waters; Oceania: endemic to New Zealand.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2G. A. Eldon (1979): Food of the Canterbury mudfish, Neochanna burrowsius (Salmoniformes: Galaxiidae), New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 13:2, 255-261
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