The climbing galaxias is unlikely to be confused with the other diadromous whitebait species because of its shape.

The Koaro lives in the benthopelagic, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

The young of koaro and short-jaw kokopu are milky in colour and are known as “elephant ears” for their large fins. Koaro and shortjaw kokopu also climb the sides of the whitebait bucket. More

koaro, redfin bullies and longfin eels, were lurking "in reasonable numbers" in Wellington's urban streams. Native fish still clung to some streams which have been heavily changed by human activity. More

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Two of them, the rare koaro and shortjaw kokopu, can climb straight up a vertical surface if it's damp enough. More

Koaro juveniles exhibited a species-specific attraction to adult koaro odours only. More

The koaro can be found on the Auckland, Campbell and Chatham Islands and is also known in Tasmania and southern Australia. It is an elongate fish and almost tubular in shape. More

Koaro juveniles are the second most abundant species in the whitebait fishery. Lamprey. Photo copyright: Stephen Moore. DOC USE ONLY. Lamprey These fish look like slender eels with a sucker like mouth instead of jaws. More

Common names

Broad-finned galaxias in English
Climbing galaxias in English
Cox's mountain galaxias in English
Cox's mountain trout in English
Hawai in Maori (te reo Māori)
Koaro in English
Kortfinnet laksegedde in Danish (dansk)
Lake trout in English
Lowland galaxias in English
Mersey jollytail in English
Mountain trout in English
Pieman galaxias in English
Pieman jollytail in English
Short-fin galaxias in English
St. Claire trout in English
Taiwharu in Maori (te reo Māori)
Tieflandhechtling in German (Deutsch)
whitebait in English
短鰭南乳魚 in Mandarin Chinese
短鳍南乳鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Galaxiidae
Genus : Galaxias
Species : Galaxias brevipinnis
Authority : G