Definition of inanga in English:


Line breaks: in¦anga
Pronunciation: /ˈiːnaŋə


A small edible Australasian fish which spends its first year in the sea, thereafter living mainly in fresh water. The young are caught as whitebait. Also called jollytail.
  • Galaxias maculatus, family Galaxiidae
More example sentences
  • Whatever happens, when the moment is right the mature inanga migrate downstream and spawn in grasses along river and estuary edges, covered by water at spring tides.
  • Once a year, the Mokau would run thick with the inanga, attracting people wielding huge nets - and other predators.
  • The whitebait catch consists primarily of the young of three species: inanga, koaro and banded kokopu.



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