Fisheries Infosite

Silky dosinia South-East (Chatham Rise) (DSU4)
Maori name
Scientific name
Dosinia subrosea

Physical characteristics

Silky Dosinia vary in size in different regions and have a maximum length of 68 mm.

Life cycle

Silky Dosinia broadcast spawn over the summer months.


Silky Dosinia are more common around the North Island, but are found throughout New Zealand on sandy bottoms at depths from 5-10 m.

Key statistics
Reported commercial catch1 (tonnes)
Quota value estimate2 (NZ$m)
Exports estimate2 (NZ$m)
1 Reported commercial catch is calculated for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025
2 Quota value and exports are calculated pro-rata to reported commercial catch for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025