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Types of fish

Below is a chart of common New Zealand fish species. This is not an exhaustive list of all New Zealand species as there are many, but it does include the most commonly caught, exported or consumed in New Zealand.

The principal common name is listed for each fish below – in many instances there are other less common, alternative names for fish not to mention international variations. If you wish to receive a more detailed guide to fish species in New Zealand, you can purchase a copy of The Guide Book to New Zealand Commercial Fish Species.