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Rights: Nā Te Papa Atawhai te whakaahua o te paraki, Creative Commons 4.0 Published 19 March 2018 Size: 30 KB

E rua ngā momo o te whānau Retropinnidae kei Aotearoa e kitea ana, ko te kehakeha me te pōrohe. Kitea ai ngā pōrohe i te tai tamawahine o Te Waipounamu anahe, i ngā pūaha o ngā awa me ngā wahapū o ngā awa rangaranga.

He momo matatuhi te paraki, ka tere ā-kāhui nei i te kahu o te wai, kāore e whakatā, e huna rānei i te whaiawa. Ka kitea rātou e tere noa ana i ngā kōawa me ngā roto, i a rātou e kai ana.

Kitea ai ngā kehakeha puta noa i te motu. Ka noho ki te awa tere me te wai kāore e rere, ā, kei Aotearoa ētahi rāngai whakawhitiwhiti wai, me ētahi kāore e whakawhitiwhiti.

Ahakoa ehara tēnei i te momo tau ki te piki, he tau kē ngā paraki ki te kaukau, ā, ka tawhiti te terenga o ngā ika nei ki uta, ki ngā rohenga awa kāore i te tino mānia. Ka kino ngā parahanga, pēnei i te haukini, me ngā tukumate, pēnei i te wera o te wai. Nō reira, he ika pai ngā paraki mō te whakarite i ngā paearu mō ngā arawai o Aotearoa, nō te mea, ki te kitea ngā paraki, he tohu tērā he pai te wai mō te nuinga o ngā ika.

I ngā awa, ka haoa ngā punua e te hunga hao inanga i ā rātou e heke ana ki ngā hikuwai, ā, ka kotahi rātou me ngā ika ririki. I ngā rauwiringa wai o Waikato, e karangahia ana ‘he inanga tuarua’, ā, e kaha ana te haotanga o te paraki.

He whakamānawa: Nā Te Papa Atawhai te whakaahua o te paraki, Creative Commons 4.0