Kōrero: Coastal fish

Sprats

Sprats

These schooling small fish in Wellington Harbour are most likely to be slender sprats (Sprattus antipodum). Sprats feed on plankton and are sometimes caught for bait. They are an important food item for seabirds and larger fish around southern New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/2000/0809/13
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Plankton-feeding open-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8823/sprats (accessed 7 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006