F. E. Clarke, 1899
The shortjaw kokopu (Galaxias postvectis) is a galaxiid fish, endemic to New Zealand. They are large, scaleless fish which inhabit stable pools in cascading, bouldery streams with forest cover. Shortjaw kokopu are amphidromous, with the fry going to sea after hatching, and returning as juveniles to fresh water where they grow to adulthood. They may grow to a maximum of 350 mm (14 in) in total length, but more commonly reach 150–200 mm (5.9–7.9 in).
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Galaxias postvectis" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
- NIWA Fish Atlas - Shortjaw Kokopu June 2006
- New Zealand native freshwater galaxiid fish, Shortjaw kokopu TerraNature, Auckland 2010
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