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Galaxias brevipinnis (Broad-finned galaxias; Climbing galaxias; Cox's mountain galaxias; Cox's mountain trout; Koaro; Lake trout; Lowland galaxias; Mersey jollytail; Mountain trout; Pieman galaxias; Pieman jollytail; Short-fin galaxias; St. Claire trout; Whitebait)

Synonyms: Galaxias affinis; Galaxias atkinsoni; Galaxias bollansi; Galaxias campbelli; Galaxias campbellii; Galaxias castlae; Galaxias castleae; Galaxias coxii; Galaxias huttoni; Galaxias koaro; Galaxias lynx; Galaxias nigothoruk; Galaxias parkeri; Galaxias robinsonii; Galaxias weedoni
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Wikipedia Abstract

The climbing galaxias or koaro (Galaxias brevipinnis) is a fish of the family Galaxiidae found in Australia, New Zealand, and nearby islands. The name climbing galaxias is used in Australia, and koaro or kōaro in New Zealand. Further vernacular names include short-finned galaxias, broad-finned galaxias, Cox's mountain galaxias, and Pieman galaxias.
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Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
South Taupo Wetland   North Island, New Zealand      

Prey / Diet

Coloburiscus humeralis[2]
Galaxias brevipinnis (Broad-finned galaxias)[3]
Gobiomorphus cotidianus (Common bully)[3]
Hydrobiosis frater[3]
Hydrobiosis umbripennis[3]
Olinga feredayi[3]
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)[3]
Oxyethira albiceps[3]
Retropinna retropinna (Smelt)[3]
Stenoperla prasina[3]


Galaxias brevipinnis (Broad-finned galaxias)[3]


Parasitized by 
Dactylostomum anaspidis[4]
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (freshwater white spot disease)[5]
Phyllodistomum anguillae <Unverified Name>[4]
Stegodexamene anguillae <Unverified Name>[4]
Telogaster opisthorchis[4]


Australia; Australian; New Zealand; Oceania - Inland waters; Oceania: found in southeastern Australia in streams draining east and south from the Great Dividing Range; Flinders and King Islands in Bass Strait; widespread in Tasmania; also in New Zealand and the Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands.; Pacific, Southwest;



Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at 2DIET AND FEEDING OF KOARO (GALAXIAS BREVIPINNIS) IN FORESTED, SOUTH WESTLAND STREAMS, M.R. MAIN and M.J. WINTERBOURN, MAURI ORA, 1987, 14: 77-86 3Jorrit 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. 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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