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    Rights: Stella McQueen, Creative Commons 4.0 Published 19 March 2018 Size: 260 KB Referencing Hub media

    E whitu ngā momo kōpūtea wai māori kei Aotearoa, nō te whānau Eleotridae:

    • Tarndale bully (Gobiomorphus alpinus)
    • pakoko (Gobiomorphus basalis)
    • upland bully (Gobiomorphus breviceps)
    • tīpokopoko (Gobiomorphus cotidianus)
    • toitoi (Gobiomorphus gobioides)
    • kōpūtea piha pukepoto (Gobiomorphus hubbsi)
    • kōpūtea pakikau kura (Gobiomorphus huttoni).

    He uaua te whakawehe i te nuinga o ngā momo, nō reira me mātua whakamahi e ngā kaipūtaiao ngā karu whakarahi.

    Kitea ai ngā kōpūtea i ngā puni kaiao huhua, pēnei i ngā kōawa, ngā awa me ngā roto. O ngā momo e whitu, e toru ngā momo whakawhitiwhiti wai (arā, te bluegill, te redfin me ngā giant bullies), e toru anō ngā momo kāore e whakawhitiwhiti wai (arā, te Cran’s, te upland me te Tarndale bullies). Ko te kōpūtea ka kitea nuitia ngā mea e rua.

    He pai te kirihuna o ngā kōpūtea hei huna i a rātou i te one me ngā toka, engari ka kitea e teretere ana i ngā wāhi pāpaku i te ao, i te pō anō hoki.

    Ko te rerekē o tēnei momo i te ika ririki, kāore anō kia raru i te tangata, nā konei e kitea whānuitia ana, e mātotoru ana hoki. Kotahi noa iho te momo kei te kīia kua tata te korehāhā. E ai ki te New Zealand Threat Classification System, kua tohua te ‘Tarndale bully’ ki te kōrero ‘kia mataara – kāore e tino kitea ana’, nō te mea, e kitea noatia ana i ētahi pūroto ruarua noa iho nei i te hikuwai o te awa o Clarence me te awa o Wairau, i Te Tauihu-o-Te-Waka-a-Māui. Ko te tōpūtanga o te rohe e noho nei ēnei ika, ko te 0.59 km2. Heoi anō, i te rārangi IUCN, kāore he tino āwangawanga mō ngā ika nei, nā te noho tawhiti rawa, tuawhenura rawa e whakaarotia ana he āhuatanga pai tēnā mō ngā ika nei.

    He whakamānawa ki a Stella McQueen, Creative Commons 4.0