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Chrysophrys pagrus

Colloquial names: reds, bream & brim (small snapper)

(Sometimes erroneously spelt as Schnapper, usually in restaurants where they cover the poor fish in fancy sauces, and charge even fancier prices.)

Similar to the sea bream of the Atlantic, but no relation to the true snappers of tropical and subtropical waters. Found also in Australia.

Average Size 30-50cm, reaching over 80cm. Weight to 18kg (40lb). Probably New Zealand's favourite sport and table fish. Tough fighters and absolutely delicious to eat.

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