Extinct grayling

The New Zealand grayling, Prototroctes oxyrhynchus, is an extinct smelt of the genus Prototroctes, which was found only in lowland rivers and streams of New Zealand.

The Extinct grayling lives in the benthopelagic, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

replace the extinct grayling, changed the structure of this river system forever. Listen to on camera interviews as people who lived this story relate their observations and experiences. Watch a re-enactment of a day of going to the river in 1930. More

eels, the giant kokopu, and the extinct grayling) exceed 2 kg in body weight (McDowall, 1980). Although they are freshwater dwellers most of the time, many species have a marine stage in their life-cycles. This peculiarity may be related to New Zealand's long period of inundation during the Oligocene drowning. More

the nearly extinct Grayling fish, once prevalent in the AuSable River . One point of interest is the Grayling Fish Hatchery opened originally in 1914. The original purpose was to save Grayling fish. More

Common names

Extinct grayling in English
Grayling in English
Neuseeländischer Forellenhechtling in German (Deutsch)
New Zealand grayling in English
Prototroctes oxyrhynchus in Dutch (Nederlands)
Upokorokoro in Maori (te reo Māori)
прототрокт новозеландский in Russian (русский язык)
尖吻南茴魚 in Mandarin Chinese
尖吻南茴魚 in Unknown
尖吻南茴鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
尖吻南茴鱼 in Unknown

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Retropinnidae
Genus : Prototroctes
Species : Prototroctes oxyrhynchus
Authority : G