Ahuru

Ahuru

The ahuru (Auchenoceros punctatus) is a small deepwater fish, the only fish of the genus Auchenoceros, found on the east coast of New Zealand. Its length is about 13 centimetres.

It has a blunt snout, and a first dorsal fin reduced to a single elongate ray that overlaps the origin of the second dorsal fin.

The colour is a uniform pale pink-white. They are found over sand and mud bottoms in inshore waters around much of New Zealand.

References

  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
Search another word or see ahuruon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;