Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes
(Smelts) > Galaxiidae
(Galaxiids) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Neochanna: Greek, neos = new + Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory. Subtropical; 44°S - 45°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3182)
Pelvic fins reduced.
Oceania: endemic to New Zealand.
Inhabit ephemeral areas that dry out over summer and autumn months, where they aestivate in damp areas or under tree roots and logs (Ref. 43717). Spawning period extends from July to October (Ref. 33843).
Ling, N. and D.M. Gleeson, 2001. A new species of mudfish, Neochanna (Teleostei: Galaxiidae), from northern New Zealand. J. R. Soc. N. Z. 31(2):385-392. (Ref. 43717)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=1,666).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .