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Raukawa Moana

1. (location) Cook Strait.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)

raumarie

1. (noun) trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus - a common edible fish. Blue-green above, silvery white below with a yellowish sheen and a small dark blotch on the upper gill cover. Deep body and laterally compressed, with a bluntly rounded head and sickle-shaped pectoral fin. In Aotearoa/New Zealand found from the Kermadec Islands to Fouveaux Strait, but most common north of Cook Strait.

See also araara

raumarire

1. (noun) trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus - a common edible fish. Blue-green above, silvery white below with a yellowish sheen and a small dark blotch on the upper gill cover. Deep body and laterally compressed, with a bluntly rounded head and sickle-shaped pectoral fin. In Aotearoa/New Zealand found from the Kermadec Islands to Fouveaux Strait, but most common north of Cook Strait.

See also araara

araara

1. (noun) trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus - a common edible fish. Blue-green above, silvery white below with a yellowish sheen and a small dark blotch on the upper gill cover. Deep body and laterally compressed, with a bluntly rounded head and sickle-shaped pectoral fin. In Aotearoa/New Zealand found from the Kermadec Islands to Fouveaux Strait, but most common north of Cook Strait.

rāwaru

1. (noun) rock cod, blue cod, Parapercis colias - blue to bluish-green fish with an elongated body and smoothly sloping head and snout. It is exclusively found in Aotearoa/New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

Hei ngā marama o Ākuhata me Hepetema ka haongia ko te tarakihi, te pōrae , te rāwaru te taipua rānei, te kehe tae atu ki te kumukumu (Te Ara 2012). / In August and September tarakihi, trumpeter fish, rock cod, marble fish and gurnard are caught in nets.

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whai repo

1. (noun) eagle ray, Myliobatis tenuicaudatus - a ray with greenish-grey upper surface and blue markings, pale yellow-white below. Tail is thin with small spines and a small dorsal fin at the base. Head thick and protruding, eyes lateral. Most abundant from Cook Strait north over soft sediments and rocky reefs  from 0-422 m.


2. (noun) short-tail stingray, Dasyatis brevicaudata - disc quadrangular, flattened and slightly wider than long. Tail stout at the base, broad and flattened, narrowing rapidly to the sting. Plain greyish to light brown, whitish to cream ventrally. Bottom-dwelling marine ray widespread in coastal waters of the Southern Hemisphere at depths of 5-300 m. Adults common inshore during summer and autumn.

See also whai

Synonyms: roha, pākaurua, whai


3. (noun) log-tail stingray, Dasyatis thetidis - one of the largest species of marine stingrays and may reach 210 kg. Uniformly greyish to black dorsally, white to creamish ventrally, head slightly elevated and eyes are small. Tail stout at the base, tapering gradually. Widespread in subtropical and temperate waters off coasts. In Aotearoa/New Zealand occurs mainly north of east Cape.

See also whai

toanui

1. (noun) flesh-footed shearwater - a large, bulky chocolate-brown shearwater with a pale bill, darker at the tip, and flesh-pink legs and feet. In Aotearoa/New Zealand it is found in coastal waters mainly of the North Island as far south as Cook Strait.

pākirikiri

1. (noun) rock cod, blue cod, Parapercis colias - blue to bluish-green fish with an elongated body and smoothly sloping head and snout. It is exclusively found in Aotearoa/New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

Ko ētahi o āna mahi i te moutere he hopu haere, he kohi haere rānei i ētahi atu momo kai, arā, i te kekeno, i te kina, i te pāua, i te pākirikiri, i te mararī, i te kohikohi me te weka (TTR 1996:72). / Some of her tasks on the island was hunting and gathering various types of food, such as seals, sea-urchins, pāua, blue cod, butterfish, trumpeter and weka.

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2. (noun) spotty, Notolabrus celidotus - a brownish-yellow or greenish to blue-grey endemic fish with a large diffuse spot on the side. Widespread and abundant in Aotearoa/New Zealand waters inhabiting shallow inshore rocky reefs and estuaries. Maximum size 240 mm.

taipua

1. (noun) rock cod, blue cod, Parapercis colias - blue to bluish-green fish with an elongated body and smoothly sloping head and snout. It is exclusively found in Aotearoa/New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

Hei ngā marama o Ākuhata me Hepetema ka haongia ko te tarakihi, te pōrae , te rāwaru te taipua rānei, te kehe tae atu ki te kumukumu (Te Ara 2012). / In August and September tarakihi, trumpeter fish, rock cod, marble fish and gurnard are caught in nets.

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āhuru

1. (noun) āhuru, Auchenoceros punctatus - a species of morid cod found in waters off the eastern coast ofAotearoa/New Zealand and to the south as well as in Cook Strait. It is found at depths from 5 to 420 m. This species grows to 13 cm in length.

horopekapeka

1. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero

kopukopu

1. (noun) rock cod, blue cod, Parapercis colias - blue to bluish-green fish with an elongated body and smoothly sloping head and snout. It is exclusively found in Aotearoa/New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

See also rāwaru

matawhā

1. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero


2. (noun) blue shark, Prionace glauca -  light-bodied with long pectoral fins. Body slender, tapering from the snout. The top of the body is deep blue, lighter on the sides, and the underside is white. The male blue shark commonly grows to 1.82 to 2.82 m at maturity, whereas the larger females commonly grow to 2.2 to 3.3 m. They feed primarily on small fish and squid, although they can take larger prey. Common throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand.

See also aupounamu

ngerungeru

1. (modifier) smooth, soft (to touch), sleek.

Nō te taenga mai o te puihi ki Aotearoa i te taha o te Pākehā, ka whakaingoatia he ngeru, he ngerungeru nō ngā huruhuru o taua kīrehe. / When the pussy-cat arrived in New Zealand with the Pākehā, it was called a 'ngeru', because of how sleek the fur of that animal is.

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2. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero

reremai

1. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero

tōiki

1. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero

mau ngengero

1. (noun) bronze whaler, Carcharhinus brachyurus - a heavy-bodied shark up to 3 m long with a broadly rounded snout. Bronze above, sometimes olive-green. Common around upper North Island but occurs south to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay in summer.

See also ngengero

pāpapa-kōura

1. (noun) willowherb, Epilobium microphyllum - an endemic tufted, creeping herb with woody bases, and numerous ascending, wiry, purple-black or black stems. White petals and flowers from December - February. Found from about Kāwhia and East Cape south, locally abundant around the Cook Strait region, thence mainly easterly in the South Island in gravelly or shingly riverbeds, flats and outwash plains from sea level to 1,200 m.

papa-kōura

1. (noun) willowherb, Epilobium microphyllum - an endemic tufted, creeping herb with woody bases, and numerous ascending, wiry, purple-black or black stems. White petals and flowers from December - February. Found from about Kāwhia and East Cape south, locally abundant around the Cook Strait region, thence mainly easterly in the South Island in gravelly or shingly riverbeds, flats and outwash plains from sea level to 1,200 m.

See also pāpapa-kōura

pātutuki

1. (noun) rock cod, blue cod, Parapercis colias - blue to bluish-green fish with an elongated body and smoothly sloping head and snout. It is exclusively found in Aotearoa/New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

See also rāwaru

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