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Torrentfish. Cheimarrichthys fosteri Haast, PDF Version. S.C. Moore. This little fish is the only freshwater member of the Pinguipedidae family in New. The torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri) is an amphidromous freshwater fish that is endemic to New Zealand.
Torrentfish are well adapted to life in shallow, Description - Habitat - Life Cycle. McDowall, R.M., Freshwater fishes and fisheries of New Zealand -The angler's el dorado. Aquat. Sci. 2(2) (Ref. ). It is called a torrentfish for it lives in tumbling white waters usually in large rivers with gravel and boulders and a broad bed.
Such rivers are unstable, their beds. The torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri) is at home in torrents. A flattened head and large pectoral fins help it to stay on the stream bed in fast-flowing waters.
Range Description: The Torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri) is endemic to New Zealand where it is found in areas of suitable habitat in both the North and South .
Torrentfish - Cheimarrichthys fosteri I am a different fish because in the day I live in swift-flowing parts of streams. This means that I am found in the gravel, where. Torrentfish. This aptly named fish is found amongst swift tumbling riffles and is related to the blue cod. Like the whitebait family, the larvae get washed out to sea . Description. A robust fish with a flattened belly and arched back; head is large, broad and flattened.
Grey to greyish-brown, with four distinctive diagonal stripes. Torrentfish. Cheimarrichthys fosteri Haast, PDF Version. S.C. Moore. This little fish is the only freshwater member of the Pinguipedidae family in New.