Mangō: Sharks and Rays of Aotearoa

The fascinating lives of Aotearoa New Zealand’s sharks and rays.

A book cover with several sharks and rays on it and the words Mangō: Sharks and Rays of Aotearoa

By Ned Barraud

Publication date: October 2023
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $35
Extent: 48 pages
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-99-116556-5

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The oceans surrounding Aotearoa New Zealand are home to over a hundred astonishing and strange species of sharks and rays. This fact-filled book takes you down into the fascinating underwater lives of these expert hunters, illustrates their evolution and explores their place in our culture. And it explains why these ancient fish and their environments need our kaitiakitanga

  kaitiakitangaguardianship, stewardshipMāori
more than ever.

Look inside Mangō; Sharks and Rays of Aotearoa

About the author/illustrator and contributor

Ned Barraud is a Wellington-based author/illustrator of over twenty children’s books exploring the natural world. These include Tohorā: The Southern Right WhaleRock Pools: A Guide for Kiwi Kids and New Zealand’s Backyard Beasts. Along with author Gillian Candler, he has also illustrated the popular Explore & Discover series, which includes the prize-winning At the Beach.

Andrew Stewart is Assistant Curator Natural History at Te Papa and co-author of the landmark The Fishes of New Zealand (2015). His particular areas of expertise are the deep-water fishes and Southern Ocean (Antarctic) fishes, and of course, sharks and rays.