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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Galaxiidae Galaxiids
Subfamily: Galaxiinae
Genus: Galaxias

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Max. Length 6.8 cm FL

 
Galaxias anomalus
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Galaxias argenteus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Bursell, J.J.
 
Galaxias argenteus
[Giant kokopu]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Galaxias auratus
[Golden Galaxias]



Oceania
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Galaxias brevipinnis Günther, 1866

Photo by Photo by Bursell, J.J.
 
Galaxias brevipinnis
[Koaro]
No picture found


 
Galaxias cobitinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm FL

 
Galaxias depressiceps
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 6.8 cm FL
Galaxias divergens Stokell, 1959

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias divergens
[Dwarf galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm FL

 
Galaxias eldoni
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 25.3 cm TL
Galaxias fasciatus Gray, 1842

Photo by Photo by Kerr, V.
 
Galaxias fasciatus
[Banded kokopu]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Galaxias fontanus
[Swan galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Galaxias fuscus
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Galaxias globiceps Eigenmann, 1928

Photo by Photo by Berra, T.M.
 
Galaxias globiceps
[]
No picture found


 
Galaxias gollumoides
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Galaxias gracilis McDowall, 1967

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias gracilis
[Dwarf inanga]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Galaxias johnstoni
[Clarence galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Galaxias macronasus
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Galaxias maculatus
[Inanga]



Oceania
Max. Length 5.2 cm FL
Galaxias neocaledonicus Weber & de Beaufort, 1913

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Galaxias neocaledonicus
[]
No picture found


 
Galaxias niger
[Black galaxias]



Oceania
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Galaxias occidentalis Ogilby, 1899

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Galaxias occidentalis
[Western galaxias]



Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Galaxias olidus Günther, 1866

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Galaxias olidus
[Mountain galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Galaxias parvus
[Swamp galaxias]



Oceania
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL
Galaxias paucispondylus Stokell, 1938

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias paucispondylus
[Alpine galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Galaxias pedderensis
[Pedder galaxias]



South America
Max. Length 30.9 cm SL
Galaxias platei Steindachner, 1898

Photo by Photo by Berra, T.M.
 
Galaxias platei
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Galaxias postvectis Clarke, 1899

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias postvectis
[Shortjaw kokopu]



Oceania
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL
Galaxias prognathus Stokell, 1940

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias prognathus
[Longjawed galaxias]
No picture found


 
Galaxias pullus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Galaxias rostratus
[Flathead galaxias]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Galaxias tanycephalus
[Saddled galaxias]



Oceania
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Colman, J.G.
 
Galaxias truttaceus
[Spotted mountain trout]



Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm FL
Galaxias vulgaris Stokell, 1949

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Galaxias vulgaris
[Common river galaxias]



Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Galaxias zebratus (Castelnau, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Marr, S.
 
Galaxias zebratus
[Cape galaxias]



33 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Galaxias anomalus Oceania 6.8 FL 1959
Galaxias argenteus Giant kokopu Southwest Pacific 40 NG 1789
Galaxias auratus Golden Galaxias Oceania 24 SL 1883
Galaxias brevipinnis Koaro Oceania 28 SL 1866
Galaxias cobitinis Oceania 2002
Galaxias depressiceps Oceania 8.2 FL 1996
Galaxias divergens Dwarf galaxias Oceania 6.8 FL 1959
Galaxias eldoni Oceania 8.4 FL 1997
Galaxias fasciatus Banded kokopu Oceania 25.3 TL 1842
Galaxias fontanus Swan galaxias Oceania 13.5 SL 1978
Galaxias fuscus Oceania 12.3 SL 1936
Galaxias globiceps South America 10.7 SL 1928
Galaxias gollumoides Oceania 1999
Galaxias gracilis Dwarf inanga Oceania 6.2 SL 1967
Galaxias johnstoni Clarence galaxias Oceania 14 SL 1936
Galaxias macronasus Oceania 7 SL 2003
Galaxias maculatus Inanga Oceania 19 SL 1842
Galaxias neocaledonicus Oceania 5.2 FL 1913
Galaxias niger Black galaxias Oceania 1985
Galaxias occidentalis Western galaxias Oceania 19 SL 1899
Galaxias olidus Mountain galaxias Oceania 15 SL 1866
Galaxias parvus Swamp galaxias Oceania 10 SL 1968
Galaxias paucispondylus Alpine galaxias Oceania 10.1 TL 1938
Galaxias pedderensis Pedder galaxias Oceania 16 SL 1968
Galaxias platei South America 30.9 SL 1898
Galaxias postvectis Shortjaw kokopu Oceania 26 SL 1899
Galaxias prognathus Longjawed galaxias Oceania 9.1 TL 1940
Galaxias pullus Oceania 1997
Galaxias rostratus Flathead galaxias Oceania 12 SL 1872
Galaxias tanycephalus Saddled galaxias Oceania 14.5 SL 1978
Galaxias truttaceus Spotted mountain trout Oceania 20 SL 1846
Galaxias vulgaris Common river galaxias Oceania 10 FL 1949
Galaxias zebratus Cape galaxias Africa 7.5 TL 1861



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