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Marine Fishes of New Zealand

 

Eptatretus cirrhatus

Hagfish

Eptatretus cirrhatus
Fiordland
   

Cephaloscyllium isabellum

Carpet shark

Cephaloscyllium isabellum
Fiordland
 
loscyllium isabellum
Poor Knights Islands

Carcharhinus brachyurus

Bronze whaler shark
Carcharhinus brachyurus
Poor Knights Islands
Carcharhinus brachyurus
Poor Knights Islands
Carcharhinus brachyurus
Poor Knights Islands

Carcharhinus galapagensis

Galapagos shark

Carcharhinus galapagensis
Kermadec Islands
 

Carcharodon carcharias

Great white shark
Carcharodon carcharias
Stewart Island
Carcharodon carcharias
STW1101 ‘Andy’, Stewart Island
Carcharodon carcharias
STW1101 ‘Andy’, Stewart Island

Torpedo fairchildi

Electric ray
Torpedo fairchildi
Poor Knights Islands
 

Raja nasuta

Rough skate
Raja nasuta
Fiordland
 

Myliobatis tenuicaudatus

Eagle ray

Myliobatis tenuicaudatus
Three Kings Islands
 

Manta birostris

Manta ray
Manta birostris
Poor Knights Islands
 

Enchelycore ramosa
Mosaic moray eel


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Enchelycore ramosa
Poor Knights Islands
Enchelycore ramosa
Poor Knights Islands
Enchelycore ramosa
Poor Knights Islands

Gymnothorax nubilus
Grey moray eel
Gymnothorax nubilus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax nubilus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax nubilus
Poor Knights Islands

Gymnothorax obesus

Speckled moray eel
Gymnothorax obesus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax obesus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax obesus
Poor Knights Islands


Gymnothorax prasinus
Yellow moray eel

Gymnothorax prasinus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax prasinus
Poor Knights Islands
Gymnothorax prasinus
Hen & Chicken Islands

Gymnothorax prinodon
Mottled moray eel

Gymnothorax prinodon
Poor Knights Islands
 

Gymnothorax thyrsoidea
White-eyed moray eel

Gymnothorax thyrsoidea
Kermadec Islands
Gymnothorax thyrsoidea
Kermadec Islands
 

Ophisurus serpens

Snake eel

Ophisurus serpens
Shoe Island, Tairua
 

Conger wilsoni

Northern conger eel

Conger wilsoni
Mercury Islands
Conger wilsoni
Hen & Chicken Islands
 

Gorgasia japonica
Garden eel
Gorgasia japonica
Poor Knights Islands
Gorgasia japonica
Poor Knights Islands
Gorgasia japonica
Poor Knights Islands

Synodus doaki

Red lizardfish

Synodus doaki
Poor Knights Islands
Synodus doaki
Poor Knights Islands
 

Lotella rhacinus
Rock cod

Lotella rhacinus
Poor Knights Islands
 


Dellichthys morelandi
Urchin clingfish

 

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Dellichthys morelandi
Poor Knights Islands
Dellichthys morelandi
Poor Knights Islands
Dellichthys morelandi
Poor Knights Islands


Diplocrepis puniceus
Orange clingfish

Diplocrepis puniceus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Gastrocyathus gracilis
Slender clingfish
Gastrocyathus gracilis
Poor Knights Islands
Gastrocyathus gracilis
Poor Knights Islands
 

Optivus elongatus
Slender roughy

Optivus elongatus
Poor Knights Islands
Optivus elongatus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Centroberyx affinis
Golden snapper
Centroberyx affinis
Poor Knights Islands
Centroberyx affinis
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
 

Zeus faber

John dory

 
Zeus faber
Poor Knights Islands
 

Fistularia commersonii

Smooth flutemouth

   

Helicolenus percoides
Sea perch

Helicolenus percoides
Fiordland
 

Scorpaena cardinalis

Northern scorpionfish

Scorpaena cardinalis
Poor Knights Islands
 

Scorpaena papillosus

Dwarf scorpionfish

Scorpaena papillosus
Poor Knights Islands
Scorpaena papillosus
Poor Knights Islands
 


Polyprion oxygenios
Hapuku

Polyprion oxygenios
Poor Knights Islands
 

Acanthistius cinctus
Yellow banded perch
Acanthistius cinctus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Aulacocephalus temmincki
Gold-ribbon grouper
Aulacocephalus temmincki
Kermadec Islands
Aulacocephalus temmincki
Poor Knights Islands
 

Caesioperca ledidoptera

Butterfly perch

Caesioperca ledidoptera
Poor Knights Islands
 

Caprodon longimanus

Pink maomao



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Caprodon longimanus Poor Knights Islands
Caprodon longimanus Poor Knights Islands
Caprodon longimanus Poor Knights Islands

Epinephelus daemelii

Spotted black grouper

Epinephelus daemelii
Kermadec Islands
Epinephelus daemelii
Kermadec Islands
 

Hypoplectrodes huntii

Red-banded perch
Hypoplectrodes huntii
Fiordland
Hypoplectrodes huntii
Bay of Islands
 

Hypoplectrodes sp.
Half-banded perch
Hypoplectrodes sp.
Poor Knights Islands
Hypoplectrodes sp.
Poor Knights Islands
 

Hypoplectrodes sp.
Eyebrow perch
Hypoplectrodes sp.
Poor Knights Islands
   

Trachypoma macracanthus
Toadstool grouper



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Trachypoma macracanthus
Poor Knights Islands
Trachypoma macracanthus
Poor Knights Islands
Trachypoma macracanthus
Kermadec Islands

Callanthias allporti

Southern splendid perch

Callanthias allporti
Fiordland
Callanthias allporti
Fiordland
Callanthias allporti
Fiordland

Callanthias australis

Northern splendid perch



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Callanthias australis
Spawning males, Poor Knights Islands

Callanthias australis
Females, Poor Knights Islands

Callanthias australis
Male, Poor Knights Islands


Acanthoclinus rua

Little rockfish

Acanthoclinus rua
Hen & Chicken Islands
   

Apogon doederleini

Three-line cardinalfish

Apogon doederleini
Kermadec Islands
   

Decapterus koheru

Koheru
Decapterus koheru
Poor Knights Islands
Decapterus koheru
Poor Knights Islands
Decapterus koheru
Poor Knights Islands

Pseudocaranx dentex
Trevally

Pseudocaranx dentex
Poor Knights Islands
 

Seriola lalandi

Kingfish

Seriola lalandi
Poor Knights Islands
 

Pagrus auratus

Snapper

 

Pagrus auratus
Poor Knights Islands

 

Parupeneus spilurus
Black-spot goatfish
Parupeneus spilurus
Poor Knights Islands
Parupeneus spilurus
Kermadec Islands
Parupeneus spilurus
Poor Knights Islands

Upeneichthys lineatus
Goatfish
Upeneichthys lineatus
Poor Knights Islands
Upeneichthys lineatus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Pempheris adspersa

Bigeye

Pempheris adspersa
Poor Knights Islands
Pempheris adspersa
Cavalli Islands
 

Kyphosus bigibbus

Grey drummer

Kyphosus bigibbus
Kermadec Islands
Kyphosus bigibbus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Kyphosus sydneyanus

Silver drummer

Kyphosus sydneyanus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Girella cyanea

Bluefish

Girella cyanea
Poor Knights Islands
 

Girella fimbriata

Caramel drummer

Girella fimbriata
Kermadec Islands
 

Labracoglossa nitida

Grey knifefish

Labracoglossa nitida
Kermadec Islands
 

Scorpis lineolatus

Sweep

   

Scorpis violaceus

Blue maomao

Scorpis violaceus
Poor Knights Islands
   

Atypicthys latus

Mado

Atypicthys latus
Poor Knights Islands
 


Amphichaetodon howensis

Lord Howe coralfish

Amphichaetodon howensis
Poor Knights Islands
Amphichaetodon howensis
Poor Knights Islands
Amphichaetodon howensis
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands

Forcipiger flavissimus

Longnose butterflyfish

Forcipiger flavissimus
Kermadec Islands
   

Evistias acutirostris

Striped boarfish

Evistias acutirostris
Kermadec Islands
 

Paristiopterus labiosus

Giant boarfish

Paristiopterus labiosus
Poor Knights Islands
   

Zanclistius elevatus

Long-finned boarfish

Zanclistius elevatus
Poor Knights Islands
Zanclistius elevatus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Cirrhitus splendens

Splendid hawkfish

Cirrhitus splendens
Kermadec Islands
   

Cheilodactylus spectabilis

Red moki

Cheilodactylus spectabilis
Poor Knights Islands
   

Cheilodactylus
sp.
Masked moki

Cheilodactylus sp.
Kermadec Islands
   

Latridopsis ciliaris

Blue moki

     

Latridopsis forsteri

Copper moki

     

Mendosoma lineatum

Telescopefish

Mendosoma lineatum
Fiordland
   

Nemadactylus douglasii

Porae

Nemadactylus douglasii
Poor Knights Islands
Nemadactylus douglasii
Juvenile, Aldermen Islands
Nemadactylus douglasii
Poor Knights Islands

Nemadactylus macropterus
Tarakihi
Nemadactylus macropterus
Fiordland
   

Chromis abyssicola

Deepsea damselfish
Chromis abyssicola
Poor Knights Islands
Chromis abyssicola
Poor Knights Islands
Chromis abyssicola
Poor Knights Islands


Chromis dispilus
Demoiselle



Chromis dispilus
Poor Knights Islands
Chromis dispilus
Poor Knights Islands
Chromis dispilus
Eggs, January, Poor Knights Islands

Chrysiptera rapanui
Kermadec demoiselle
Chrysiptera rapanui
Kermadec Islands
   

Parma alboscapularis

Black angelfish






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Parma alboscapularis
Poor Knights Islands
Parma alboscapularis
Poor Knights Islands
Parma alboscapularis
Eggs, November, Poor Knights Islands

Parma kermadecensis

Kermadec scalyfin

Parma kermadecensis
Kermadec Islands
Parma kermadecensis
Juvenile, Kermadec Islands
Parma kermadecensis
Kermadec Islands

Parma polylepis
Banded scalyfin
Parma polylepis
Poor Knights Islands
Parma polylepis
Poor Knights Islands
 

Bodianus flavipinnis

Foxfish

Bodianus flavipinnis
Poor Knights Islands
Bodianus flavipinnis
Bay of Islands
 

Bodianus unimaculatus
Red pigfish

Bodianus unimaculatus
Poor Knights Islands
 

Coris picta

Combfish

Coris picta
Poor Knights Islands
Coris picta
Poor Knights Islands
Coris picta
Poor Knights Islands

Coris sandageri

Sandager's wrasse

 

Coris sandageri
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands

 

Notolabrus celidotus

Spotty

Notolabrus celidotus
Female, Poor Knights Islands

   

Notolabrus cinctus

Girdled wrasse

Notolabrus cinctus
Fiordland
Notolabrus cinctus
Fiordland
 

Notolabrus fucicola

Banded wrasse

Notolabrus fucicola
Fiordland

Poor Knights Islands
 

Pseudolabrus luculentus

Orange wrasse

Pseudolabrus luculentus
Male, Poor Knights Islands
Pseudolabrus luculentus
Female, Poor Knights Islands
 

Suezicthys aylingi

Crimson cleanerfish

Suezicthys aylingi
Female, Poor Knights Islands
Suezicthys aylingi
Male, Poor Knights Islands
 

Thalassoma amblycephalum

Two-tone wrasse or Bluntheaded wrasse
Thalassoma amblycephalum
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
Thalassoma amblycephalum
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
Thalassoma amblycephalum
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands

Thalassoma lunare

Moon wrasse

Thalassoma lunare
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
Thalassoma lunare
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
Thalassoma lunare
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands

Thalassoma lutescens

Sunset wrasse or Yellow moon wrasse
Thalassoma lutescens
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
Thalassoma lutescens
Juvenile, Poor Knights Islands
 

Kathetostoma giganteum

Giant stargazer

Kathetostoma giganteum
Poor Knights Islands
   

Hemerocoetes monopterygius

Opalfish



Hemerocoetes monopterygius
Fiordland
 

Parapercis colias

Blue cod

Parapercis colias
Fiordland
Parapercis colias
Fiordland
 

Parapercis nigrodorsalis

Redbanded weever

Parapercis nigrodorsalis
Poor Knights Islands
Parapercis nigrodorsalis
Poor Knights Islands
Parapercis nigrodorsalis
Poor Knights Islands

Cryptichthys jojettae

Cryptic triplefin

Cryptichthys jojettae
Poor Knights Islands
Cryptichthys jojettae
Fiordland
 

Forsterygion flavonigrum

Yellow-black triplefin

Forsterygion flavonigrum
Poor Knights Islands
Forsterygion flavonigrum
Spawning male, Poor Knights Islands
Forsterygion flavonigrum
Fiordland

Forsterygion lapillum

Common triplefin

Forsterygion lapillum
Fiordland
Forsterygion lapillum
Poor Knights Islands
Forsterygion lapillum
Poor Knights Islands

Forsterygion varium

Variable triplefin

Forsterygion varium
Bay of Islands
   


Notoclinops caerulepunctus

Blue-dot triplefin






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Notoclinops caerulepunctus
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops caerulepunctus
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops caerulepunctus
Poor Knights Islands

Notoclinops segmentatus

Blue-eyed triplefin




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Notoclinops segmentatus
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops segmentatus
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops segmentatus
Poor Knights Islands

Notoclinops yaldwyni

Yaldwyn's triplefin
Notoclinops yaldwyni
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops yaldwyni
Poor Knights Islands
Notoclinops yaldwyni
Poor Knights Islands

Obliquichthys maryannae

Oblique-swimming triplefin




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Obliquichthys maryannae
Fiordland
Obliquichthys maryannae
Bay of Islands
Obliquichthys maryannae
Bay of Islands

Ruanoho whero

Spectacled triplefin

Ruanoho whero
Poor Knights Islands
Ruanoho whero
Great Barrier Island
Ruanoho whero
Spawning male, Poor Knights Islands

Cristiceps aurantiacus

Crested weedfish

Cristiceps aurantiacus
Poor Knights Islands
   

Parablennius laticlavius

Crested blenny

Parablennius laticlavius
Poor Knights Islands
Parablennius laticlavius
Poor Knights Islands
ablennius laticlavius
Poor Knights Islands

Plagiotremus tapeinosoma

Mimic blenny

Plagiotremus tapeinosoma
Poor Knights Islands
Plagiotremus tapeinosoma
Poor Knights Islands
Plagiotremus tapeinosoma
Poor Knights Islands

Gobiopsis atrata

Black goby

Gobiopsis atrata
Tutukaka Coast
   

Zanclus cornutus

Moorish idol

Zanclus cornutus
Kermadec Islands
   

Parika scaber

Leatherjacket

Parika scaber
Poor Knights Islands
 

Thamnaconus analis

Morse-code leatherjacket
Thamnaconus analis
Poor Knights Islands
Thamnaconus analis
Poor Knights Islands
 

Canthigaster callisterna

Sharp-nosed pufferfish
Canthigaster callisterna
Poor Knights Islands
 

Allomycterus jaculiferus

Porcupinefish

Allomycterus jaculiferus
Bay of Islands
Allomycterus jaculiferus
Bay of Islands
 

Mola mola
Ocean sunfish
Mola mola
Poor Knights Islands
Mola mola
Poor Knights Islands
 


 

 

 

   


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