Kokopu – New Zealand

“A variety not originally recorded and a term that appears to be of resent origin. Kokopu is the Maori name applied to the adult of three species of native freshwater fish of the Galaxidae family. They occur New Zealand wide in creeks and rivers and are dark brown, olive green and yellowish coloring’s. Nephrite with similar colour and markings, or with brown spots, is referred to as Kokopu or trout-stone. Mana Pounamu, pg 19, Russell Beck