Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Para (frostfish)

Para (frostfish)

Māori traditionally grouped the para or frostfish with tuna (eels). The para was silver, but it was considered a tuna because of its long, thin body.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Origins and types of tuna – eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13967/para-frostfish (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007