Kōrero: Coastal fish



Only found in northern New Zealand, the kōheru (Decapterus koheru) averages around 25–35 centimetres, and it may reach 40 centimetres long. It is less common than jack mackerel, which it closely resembles. Kōheru form large schools with fish of similar size. They feed on plankton.

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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Plankton-feeding open-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8826/koheru (accessed 21 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006