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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Photograph by Peter E. Smith
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