Story: Coastal fish

Kōheru

Kōheru

Only found in northern New Zealand, the kōheru (Decapterus koheru) averages around 25–35 centimetres, and it may reach 40 centimetres long. It is less common than jack mackerel, which it closely resembles. Kōheru form large schools with fish of similar size. They feed on plankton.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Plankton-feeding open-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8826/koheru (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006