|Scientific Name||Nemadactylus Macropterus|
|Alternative Name(s)||Ocean Bream, Silver Bream, Jackass Morwong|
|Typical Length||300 - 400mm|
|Typical Weight||1.5 - 2kg|
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.