Adult banded kokopu have numerous pale stripes across the body and can grow up to 26 cm long. They are good climbers and make their way upstream until they find small forest streams with plenty of cover and shade.
New Zealand's native freshwater fish factsheet (PDF, 195K)
Find out about the biology of whitebait and whitebait identification
Journey Up the Creek A bilingual website for students follows a trip up the creek to show how fresh water supports life.
Freshwater board and card games
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