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Image by Samara Nicholas, published on 20/05/2012
A small school of Parore (Girella tricuspidata) also known as Black Snapper seen at Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve. These fish are very common along New Zealands coastline, probably owing to the fact they are mainly herbivorous and so are not very easy to catch on a fishing line. Parore favour areas with plenty of algae, seaweed or seagrass for them to graze such as harbours, estuaries and shallow rocky reefs.
Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Snorkeling | Magical Marine Reserves & Marine Parks | Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Intertidal | Mangroves | Sandy Bottom | Shallow mixed weed | Shallow Rocky Reefs | NZ Inshore Fish | Parore | FishID | Miscellaneous Marine Photos
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