Maori Name: Pōrae
Latin Name: Nemadactylus douglasi
Weight: 2–4kg, up to 6kg
Porae are members of the Cheilodactylidae family (tarakihi, morwongs) and are closely related to Tarakihi.
Their preferred habitat is sandy bottoms around reefs. They are found in warmer waters from the tidal edge to depths of 60 metres or more.
Despite their rapid growth as young fish, porae are quite long-lived - large fish may be up to 30 years old.
|Porae is a good source of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Manganese, Selenium; and a source of Riboflavin, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iodine, Phosphorus, Potassium|
Seafood is a highly nutritious food and is a great source of protein. Many species are low in saturated fat and a number of them are a good source of Omega 3.