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  • n. Any member of the family Galaxiidae of mostly small freshwater fish of the Southern Hemisphere.


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  • Nearly 20 of the more than 50 galaxiid species known worldwide are found in New Zealand, and all but a few are endemic to the hotspot.

    Biological diversity in New Zealand

  • The most notable species is perhaps the endemic galaxiid Galaxias neocaledonicus, the northernmost representative of a group that is mostly restricted to the southern tips of New Zealand, Australia, South America, and Africa.

    Biological diversity in New Caledonia

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