Inanga. Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, ). PDF Version. S.C. Moore. Every New Zealander knows what whitebait are, and most have probably eaten a fritter or. Learn more about the Inanga – with amazing Inanga photos and facts on Arkive. Description. Small, sleek and slender, with a small head and large eyes. Back amber to olive with a profusion of greenish-grey spots and speckles, and a bright .

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Ranges from along the Chilean side of the Andes near Valparaiso to the southern extremity of the island chain southeast of Tierra del Fuego. It occurs on Falkland Islands. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Can survive in salinities up to 50 ppt.

Common galaxias

Feed on aquatic and terrestrial insects, and crustaceans. Adults typically migrate downstream into estuaries during high spring tides in autumn to spawn on fringing vegetation. Spawning does not occur beyond the river estuaries, making this species ‘only marginally catadromous’ Ref.


Galaxisa perish after spawning but some survive another year. Eggs develop out of water for two weeks and hatch upon the arrival of the next spring tide. Newly hatched larvae spend their first months at sea before returning to fresh shoals of whitebait during spring.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

An important component of whitebait fisheries throughout the Southern Hemisphere Ref. Utilized fresh and eaten fried Ref.

The eggs develop maculstus of water in humid condition during the next 2 weeks.

Hatching takes place when a second series of high tides again wash over the eggs. Deposit eggs on the flooded grassy banks and complete their development after the water level subsides.

Galaxias maculatus

Hatching occurs during subsequent floods. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Freshwater fishes of Australia.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of You can sponsor this page. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.


Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; catadromous Ref. Occur in a wide variety of habitat, but mostly in still or slow-flowing waters, mainly in streams, rivers and lakes within a short distance of the sea.

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Galaxias maculatus, Inanga : fisheries, gamefish, bait

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Entered by Torres, Armi G. Sign our Guest Book. Galaxiass available FishBase mirror site: Native range All suitable habitat. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.