The brown mudfish, Neochanna apoda, is a galaxiid of the genus Neochanna, endemic to New Zealand, where it lives on the southwest coast of North Island and on the northwest coast of the South Island. Its length is up to 15 cm, and it can live to at least 7 years.
It inhabits swampy areas that dry out for part of each year, where it aestivates in damp areas or under tree roots and logs until the next rains.
- IUCN Red List, terieved 03-12-2009
- McDowall & Simons (1996). Neochanna apoda. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Neochanna apoda" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
- NIWA June 2006
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