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Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Yellow Eyed Mullet

Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Yellow Eyed Mullet
Image by Roger Grace, published on 04/05/2011

Yellow-eye mullet, often called sprats, are common in the estuary, where they form an important link between the harbour and the open coast by providing food for larger predators such as kahawai and kingfish. Mullet feed in shallow water, and schools of juveniles are often seen in summer sheltering among the branches of mangroves.

Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Northeastern | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Mangroves | Sandy Bottom | NZ Inshore Fish | Yellow Eyed Mullet | Special Places | Whangateau Estuary

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