- New Zealand smelt
New Zealand smelt Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Osmeriformes Family: Retropinnidae Genus: Retropinna Species: R. retropinna Binomial name Retropinna retropinna
The New Zealand smelt, New Zealand common smelt, or New Zealand cucumber fish, Retropinna retropinna, is a smelt of the family Retropinnidae, found only in New Zealand at shallow depths in estuaries and rivers. Their length is between 8 and 13 cm.
- "Retropinna retropinna". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=162122. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Retropinna retropinna" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
- Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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