11004-05105 Clutha flathead galaxias (Galaxias 'species D') is one 12 recognised taxonomically indeterminate species of non-migratory galaxiids disappearing from southern New Zealand at an alarming rate. 60% of Clutha flathead populations are extinct, and they are now classified Nationally critical, occupying an area of only 11.8 hectares. They are found in the upper tributaries of the Clutha River upstream of Roxburgh, and two tributaries of the Pool Burn. They thrive in headwater streams and seepages that are small enough to step across and are surrounded by grasses and tussock. This large individual is from the Upper Pool Burn.
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