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Collins guide to the sea fishes of New Zealand

by Tony Ayling

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Presents, in logical order, a summary of 'fishy' knowledge available, for everyone interested in the sea.
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Abyssal grenadier

Abyssal rattail



Alert pigfish

Antarctic butterfish

Antipodocottus galatheae

Antipodocottus megalops

Aplodactylus arctidens

Argentina elongata

Armless flounder

Armoured flathead

Arripis trutta

Arrowtooth lizardfish

Australasian flying fish

Australian anchovy

Australian barracuda

Australian bonito

Australian ghostshark

Australian mottled moray

Avocet snipe eel

Balbo sabretooth

Banded bellowsfish

Banded parrotfish

Banded whiptail

Banded-fin flounder

Basketwork eel

Bass groper


Bathylagus antarcticus


Bidenichthys beeblebroxi

Big-belly seahorse

Big-eyed cardinalfish

Big-scale pomfret

Bigeye tuna

Bight stinkfish

Black flounder

Black lizardfish

Black marlin

Black ruff

Blackbelly lanternshark

Blackspotted grenadier

Blue antimora

Blue dot triplefin

Blue grenadier

Blue mackerel

Blue moki

Blue warehou

Blue-eyed triplefin

Bluefin gurnard

Bluefinned butterfish

Blunthead puffer

Bluntsnout smooth-head

Bollons' rattail

Bovichtus variegatus

Bruun's cutthroat eel

Bulbous dreamer

Butterfly kingfish

Butterfly perch

Campbell whiptail

Cape conger

Capro dory

Cepola haastii

Clown toado

Codheaded rattail


Common triplefin

Cook's rattail

Crested bellowsfish

Crested blenny

Crested flounder

Dark ghostshark

Dark toadfish


Deepsea lizardfish

Deepsea pigfish

Deepwater arrowtooth eel

Diplophos rebainsi

Eastern nannygai

Elegant wrasse

Elongate dory

Emmelichthys nitidus

Epigonus telescopus

Estuary stargazer

Eustomias trewavasae

Feeler fish

Filamentous rattail


Frigate tuna

Frilled toadfish

Gargoyle fish

Giant stargazer

Girella cyanea


Goanna fish

Goldribbon soapfish

Gonorynchus gonorynchus

Graham's gudgeon

Grandfather hapuku

Greenback flounder

Greenback horse mackerel

Grenadier cod

Grey brotula

Grey cutthroat eel

Grey moray

Gyrinomimus grahami

Hairlip brotula

Hairy conger

Hardyhead silverside

Hawknose grenadier


Hemerocoetes artus

Hemerocoetes macrophthalmus

Hemerocoetes morelandi

Hemerocoetes pauciradiatus

Idiacanthus atlanticus


Javelin (fish)

Kermadec rattail

King dory


Krøyer's deep sea angler fish

Lagocephalus lagocephalus oceanicus

Large kelpfish

Lavender lizardfish

Limnichthys rendahli

Limp eelpout

Linophryne arborifera

Little conger eel

Long-finned sand diver

Long-finned worm eel

Long-snouted pipefish

Longnose spurdog

Longnose velvet dogfish

Longrayed whiptail

Longsnout pipefish

Longspine snipefish

Longtail skate

Lord Howe Island butterflyfish

Mado (fish)

Magpie perch

Mahia whiptail

Maori cod

Marbled parrotfish

Marbled rockcod

Margrethia obtusirostra

Melamphaes microps

Mimic blenny

Monocentris japonica

Mora moro

Mosaic moray

Mottled triplefin

Muddy arrowtooth eel

Mueller's pearlside

Narrownecked oceanic eel

Narrownose chimaera

Neonesthes capensis

New Zealand black angelfish

New Zealand black goby

New Zealand demoiselle

New Zealand dory

New Zealand eagle ray

New Zealand flathead

New Zealand flounder

New Zealand hagfish

New Zealand piper

New Zealand rockfish

New Zealand rough skate

New Zealand sand stargazer

New Zealand smelt

New Zealand smooth skate

New Zealand sole

New Zealand topknot

New Zealand turbot

New Zealand urchin clingfish

Nezumia toi

North Pacific crestfish

North Pacific frostfish

Northern bastard codling

Notable whiptail

Notchheaded marblefish

Oblique-swimming triplefin

Obtuse barracuda

Oceanic lightfish

Oceanic puffer


One-spot puller


Opisthoproctus grimaldii

Orange bellowsfish

Orange clingfish

Painted moki

Pale ghost shark

Pale toadfish

Pallid pearlfish

Paraulopus nigripinnis


Pelagic basslet

Pelagic butterfish

Peltorhamphus tenuis

Pencil cardinal

Phosichthys argenteus

Pink cusk-eel

Pink frogmouth

Pink maomao


Prickly deepsea skate

Prickly toadfish

Pygmy shark

Red codling

Red cornetfish

Red gurnard perch

Red moki

Red morwong

Redbanded perch

Redbanded weever

Rendahl's messmate

Ribbon sawtail fish

Richardson's ray

Ridge scaled rattail

Robust cardinalfish

Rosenblattia robusta

Rough-head whiptail

Roughskin dogfish


Rudis rattail

Saddletail grouper

Samoa sawtooth eel

Samson fish

Sandager's wrasse

Sargassum fish

Scaly dragonfish

Scaly gurnard

Scaly-headed triplefin

Scopelosaurus ahlstromi

Serpent eel

Serrulate whiptail

Sherwood dogfish

Shortbill spearfish

Silver scabbardfish

Silver spinyfin

Silver warehou

Slender argentine

Slender codling

Slender roughy

Slender snipefish

Slender stargazer

Slender tuna

Slender unicorn rattail

Sloane's viperfish

Smalleye squaretail

Smokey chromis

Smooth leatherjacket

Smooth oreo

South American pilchard

Southern bastard codling

Southern blue whiting

Southern bluefin tuna

Southern conger

Southern driftfish

Southern lemon sole

Southern pigfish

Speckled moray

Speckled sole

Spectacled triplefin

Spiky oreo

Spiny deepsea skate

Spiny pipehorse

Spiny-back eel

Splendid alfonsino

Splendid sea perch

Spotfin frogfish

Spotted codlet

Spotted estuary smooth-hound

Spotted fanfish

Spotted gurnard

Spotted stargazer


Squashed face rattail

Starry handfish

Starry toado

Striped clingfish

Striped marlin

Swollen-headed conger eel


Thorntooth grenadier

Toadstool groper

Trachipterus trachypterus

Triplewart seadevil

Twister (fish)

Umbrella conger

Variable triplefin

Veiled anglemouth

Warty oreo

White warehou

Witch (lefteye flounder)

Yaldwyn's triplefin

Yawning (fish)

Yellow moray

Yellow weaver (fish)

Yellow-and-black triplefin

Yellow-eye mullet

Yellowbanded perch

Yellowbelly flounder

Yellowspotted sawtail

Yellowtail amberjack

Presents, in logical order, a summary of 'fishy' knowledge available, for everyone interested in the sea.

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