Story: Coastal fish

Eating kina

In this video footage, snapper (Pagrus auratus) and leatherjackets (Parika scaber) eat kina or sea urchins (Evechinus chloroticus). Snapper have strong teeth and powerful jaws that allow them to munch upon spiny kina and to crush shellfish.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Coastal predatory open-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006