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Snapper and Spotty

Snapper and Spotty
Image by Samara Nicholas, published on 20/05/2012

A juvenile Snapper or Tamure (Chrysophrys auratus) swimming alongside a Spotty (Notolabrus celidotus) at the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve. Young Snapper and many other heavily fished species need safe havens in areas such as estuaries and harbours which can provide them with shallow, warm waters and abundant invertebrate life, free from large predators. This is why it is so important to have Marine Reserves in every marine ecosystem, to give young fish a chance to reach breeding age.

Tags: Global Fisheries | Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Northeastern | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Snorkeling | Magical Marine Reserves & Marine Parks | Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Shallow mixed weed | Shallow Rocky Reefs | NZ Inshore Fish | Snapper | FishID | Miscellaneous Marine Photos

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