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Blue Mao Mao

Blue Mao Mao 700

Scorpis violacea

RECORD:  2.95kg, MD Blair, White Island, 1970

DESCRIPTION:

Blue mao mao are a beautiful little fish that are great to eat.  A sweep, from 20-40cm long, blue mao mao are most easily recognized by their electric blue colouring.

MoF REGULATIONS:

Size:                               -

Bag limit:                      Part of 20 finfish limit

FEEDING HABITS & HABITAT:

Schools of blue mao mao are common on all North Island rocky shores.  They are a planktonic feeder and as such they like a bit of current.

HUNTING TECHNIQUES:

Blue mao mao are an easy fish to spear and can be found in very shallow water.  They are an aggressive feeder and love a bit of berley.  If you smash a few kinas they are likely to be some of the first fish on the scene.

   
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