The scaly-headed triplefin (Karalepis stewarti) is endemic to New Zealand and is found from the Three Kings Islands to the Snares. It is one of at least 27 triplefin species found in New Zealand. The scaly-headed triplefin grows to about 15 centimetres and is found in rocky reefs, especially around boulders and crevices in depths of up to 30 metres, but usually within 10 metres of the surface.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Paddy Ryan
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.