Eastern nannygai

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Eastern nannygai
Centroberyx affinis, Redfish.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Berycidae
Genus: Centroberyx
Species: C. affinis
Binomial name
Centroberyx affinis
(Günther, 1859)

The eastern nannygai, redfish, bight redfish, red snapper, golden snapper or koarea (Centroberyx affinis) 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.

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