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Rights: Stella McQueen, Creative Commons 4.0 Published 19 March 2018 Size: 130 KB

Ko te mohoao (Rhombosolea retiaria) anahe te uri o te whānau Pleuronectidae, he momo wai māori tūturu. He motuhake te mohoao i Aotearoa, ā, koinei te pātiki noho wai māori kotahi i te ao.

I te nuinga o te wā, he momo noho taha moana, engari ka noho hoki ki ngā wahapū, ki ngā roto kei ngā raorao, me te wāhanga whakararo o te awa. Ki te kore e tino paripari te rōnakitanga o te awa, ka tino tawhiti te hekenga o ngā ika nei ki uta. Ka noho ngā mohoao ki ngā papawai maha, mai i ngā papawai kenepuru ki ngā papawai kirikiri, ā, kāore he aha ki a rātou te tere o te rere o te wai o ngā awa me ngā kōawa.

He konihi kaikiko ngā kātua – ka kirihuna ki te papawai, ka tāhapa i ngā ika iti. Kai ai hoki ngā mohoao i ngā inanga i ngā hekenga o te Kōanga. Kāore i te tino mōhiotia ngā wāhanga katoa o te mataora o ngā mohoao, hāunga te hekenga o ngā kātua ki te moana i te Hōtoke, ki reira rātou whakaputa hua ai.

He whakamānawa ki a Stella McQueen, Creative Commons 4.0