Scientific Name Nemadactylus Macropterus
Alternative Name(s) Ocean Bream, Silver Bream, Jackass Morwong
Maori Name(s) Tarakihi
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.


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

  Tarakihi Recipes