Kōrero: Sharks and rays

Elephant fish

Elephant fish

With distinctive hoe-shaped snouts, and measuring up to 1.25 metres, elephant fish can be easily identified. Sensory pores at the tip of the snout detect moving prey, usually molluscs. In New Zealand elephant fish are most common off Banks Peninsula, where they are caught commercially.

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New Zealand Seafood Industry Council

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Sharks as food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5316/elephant-fish (accessed 27 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006