Naming
Scientific Name Nemadactylus Macropterus
Alternative Name(s) Ocean Bream, Silver Bream, Jackass Morwong
Maori Name(s) Tarakihi
Characteristics
Typical Length 300 - 400mm
 Typical Weight 1.5 - 2kg
 Physical Description

This species is identified by a darker collar behind the head has a colouring of silver-chrome and a blue-green sheen. The lower pectoral fin extends approximately half-way the length of the fish.

  Location / Habitat

Tarakihi are more numerous on each of the South Island coasts and the lower part of the North Islands east coast, but are quite common right around New Zealand.

Eating
  Information

A popular eating fish, the Tarakihi has tasty fillets which can be served in a variety of ways.

  Tarakihi Recipes

 

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