Kōrero: Coastal fish

Telescope fish (2 o 2)

Telescope fish

Telescope fish (Mendosoma lineatum) have jaws that extend outwards. They use these to prey on plankton and small fish. Telescope fish grow to around 40 centimetres and are found mainly in southern waters from Kāpiti Island (near Wellington) to the subantarctic Auckland Islands. They often school over reefs in fast-moving groups.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: P.31872
Photograph by A. Stewart

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Fish of the northern and southern rocky sea floor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8842/telescope-fish (accessed 13 June 2021)

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