Eastern nannygai

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Eastern nannygai
Centroberyx affinis, Redfish.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
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C. affinis
Binomial name
Centroberyx affinis
(Günther, 1859)

The eastern nannygai (Centroberyx affinis), also known as the redfish, bight redfish, red snapper, golden snapper or koarea, is an alfonsino of the genus Centroberyx. It is found around Australia and New Zealand at depths between 10 and 450 metres (33 and 1,476 ft) on the continental shelf. It can reach lengths of up to 51.0 centimetres (20.1 in) SL. It forms schools near the sea floor over rocky reefs and mud at dawn and dusk, splitting up at night to feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and small fish. Its young live in estuaries and shallow coastal waters.[1]

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  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Centroberyx affinis" in FishBase. December 2016 version.
  • "Centroberyx affinis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 978-0-00-216987-5

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