Story: Coastal fish

Blue moki

Blue moki

Belonging to the same family (Latrididae) as the trumpeter (Latris lineata), the blue moki (Latridopsis ciliaris) is a large fish which grows to around 90 centimetres. They commonly live over muddy bottoms and eat crabs, other crustaceans, shellfish and worms, sucking them from the mud. The oldest blue moki live for over 30 years.

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Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Fish of the open sea floor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8829/blue-moki (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006