Nemadactylus macropterus

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Nemadactylus macropterus
Nemadactylus macropterus (Tarakihi).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cheilodactylidae
Genus: Nemadactylus
Species: N. macropterus
Binomial name
Nemadactylus macropterus
(J. R. Forster, 1801)
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Range (in blue)

Nemadactylus macropterus, commonly known as the tarakihi or jackass morwong, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus, found off southern Australia, the Atlantic coast of South America, and New Zealand to depths of about 400 m, on all types of bottoms. Its length is between 30 and 60 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Nemadactylus macropterus" 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