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Beaked Salmon  

Beaked salmon

Gonorynchus greyi

Sandfish

FISH and Mammals

Beaked salmon have a long eel like body with a pointed snout, they are brown in colour and have a black top on their dorsal fin and two black stripes along the tail. They are nocturnal and sleep under the mud or sand by day and only emerge at night to forage amongst the seafloor for food. When disturbed they speed into the sand or mud only to disappear again. Night dives at Aramoana canprovide large numbers of beaked salmon out over the sand.

May grow up to 60cm in length but sizes around 30cm are more common.


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