Story: Coastal fish

Yellow-eyed mullet

Yellow-eyed mullet

This school of yellow-eyed mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri) is seen among mangroves in the Matapōuri estuary, Northland. They are common in shallow bays and estuaries around New Zealand, and are often caught by children fishing from wharves. As their name suggests, they are easily identified by their bright yellow eyes.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Shallow-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006