New Zealand rockfish

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New Zealand rockfish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Plesiopidae
Genus: Acanthoclinus
A. littoreus
Binomial name
Acanthoclinus littoreus
(Forster, 1801)

Acanthoclinus quadridactylus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Blennius littoreus Forster, 1801
Blennius quadridactylus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Taumakoides littoreus (Forster, 1801)

The New Zealand rockfish, Acanthoclinus littoreus, is a roundhead of the genus Acanthoclinus, found only in New Zealand from shallow depths to 15 m. Their length is between 5 and 15 cm.


  • "Acanthoclinus littoreus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Acanthoclinus littoreus" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  • 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