Story: Coastal fish

Pink maomao

Pink maomao

This school of pink maomao (Caprodon longimanus) rides the currents in a gap between two rock pillars. The fish feed on plankton and are found around deep reefs or rock archways at headlands and islands off the northern North Island.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - New Zealand’s coastal fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8809/pink-maomao (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006