Dwarf inanga

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Dwarf inanga
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Galaxiidae
Subfamily: Galaxiinae
Genus: Galaxias
Species: G. gracilis
Binomial name
Galaxias gracilis
McDowall, 1967

The dwarf inanga (Galaxias gracilis) is a galaxiid of the genus Galaxias, found in the North Island of New Zealand.

It is a landlocked galaxiid present in only eleven lakes on the west coast of the North Island within 50 km of Dargaville, and in Lake Ototoa on the South Kaipara Head, where it was introduced in 1986. It can reach a maximum length of around 6.2 cm.


  1. ^ West, D.; Franklin, P.; Ling, N.; Allibone, R.; Crow, S. & Closs, G. (2014). "Galaxias gracilis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T8812A3147146. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T8812A3147146.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017.