Databases compiled from the Ministry of Primary Industries list of Tropical fish allowed to be imported into New Zealand.
Freshwater Fish A toH. Freshwater Fish I to Z. Tropical Marine Fish .
Killifish on list Marine Invertebrates. Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians
Silvery fish with black mark behind head, rubbery lips and large pectoral fins. Can weigh up to 3kg.
- Scientific Name: Nemadactylus Macropterus
- Habitat: Usually found offshore around N.Z. over reefs and sandy bottoms to 50 metres
- Temperament: A peaceful fish
- Tank Age/Maturity: 1000 litres and at least six months
- Diet: : Feeds on molluscs, crustaceans etc., so readily accepts all foods
- Threatened Species: A Quota fish (minimum legal size)
- Special Requirements: Good clean water and plenty of space
- Endemic: Yes