Story: Coastal shoreline

Cockabully

Cockabully

The cockabully is a familiar sight in New Zealand rock pools. (The name is possibly a corruption of the Māori word kokapuru, for a small fish). New Zealand has at least 40 fish species that could be described as cockabullies.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Rock pools and boulder shores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4821/cockabully (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006