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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.
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.;

External References



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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