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Neochanna diversus (Black mudfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The black mudfish, Neochanna diversus, is a galaxiid of the family Galaxiidae, found only in swamps and wetlands in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand, from Kaitaia in the north to the Mokau River in the south. An 85-90% loss of wetlands has occurred, especially from Waikato and Hauraki Plains. The most significant threat is wetland drainage, and this has slowed so the decline has stabilized; other threats include mosquitofish (which eat juveniles and compete with adults), pollution, sedimentation, and fires.
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Neochanna diversus


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

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