NEW ZEALAND MADO FACTS
The New Zealand Mado is a silver fish with bold dark brown or black stripes. The fins are yellow. It is very similar to the Australian Mado (A. strigatus) - the main difference is the colour pattern on the back of the head and around the eye, and the number of rays in the dorsal and anal fins. The New Zealand Mado has 15 dorsal fin rays and 15-16 anal fin rays. The Australian Mado had 16 dorsal and 16-17 anal fin rays.
length to 25cm
found around rocky reefs down to at least 60m deep.
Small fish act as cleaners and pick parasites from larger fish
The New Zealand Mado is found in northern New Zealand, the Kermadecs, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.
|Common Name:||New Zealand Mado|
Relatives in same Genus
Australian Mado (A. strigatus)