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Snapper

Snapper, (Pagrus auratus), is found from the northern South Island to the North Island but is more abundant in the North Island. The Maori name is Tamure. Silvery pinkish to golden or copper red above with bright blue spots over the upper sides. Usually 30-50 cm and 1-3 kg, can reach 100 cm and 15 kg. Snapper are at home in a wide variety of habitats from shallow harbours up to depths of 150 m. A snapper will eat almost anything in the way of animal food, shellfish, crabs, shrimps, heart urchins, and small fish. One of our most important commercial and recreational species. A prized eating fish with medium texture and white flesh.