Among the best eating fish out there, john dory are highly prized by the spearo despite being an easy target. A very distinctive fish, it is dark-olive to brown and highly compressed making it nearly invisible from the surface.
One of the most prized spearing fish, the giant boarfish is virtually unknown to line fisherman.
Tarakihi are another very popular table fish. They resemble snapper and porae in shape but may be easily identified by the black saddle behind their heads.
A fish of reasonable eating quality, porae or "big lips" are a deep, compressed fish easily recognized by their big lips and long pectoral fans that reach as far back as the anus.