Canterbury Mudfish
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Canterbury Mudfish

The Canterbury Mudfish is a small, eel-like, flexible fish that lacks scales. Found in slow-moving wetland streams, this fish can survive out of water by air-breathing for a limited time if its habitat dries up. The mudfish is an opportunistic carnivore, which dines on many small aquatic species. The Canterbury Mudfish's Conservation Status is Threatened, as it is found only in the Canterbury Plains due to wetland habitat loss and competing fish.

Photo courtesy of: Department of Conservation (NZ).

Canterbury Mudfish