rori

rori puakatoro = sea cucumber in Maori
rori puakatoro

rori, n. Sea-cucumber, beche-de-mer.

E ‘akakī mai koe i te kete ki te rori mē ‘oki mai koe.
Fill the basket with beche-der-mer on your way back;

‘E mitiore rori tāku ka ‘inangaro.
I would like some mitiore with rori in it;

Tē kai matū rori nei au.
I‘m eating the fat insides of the rori.

Some types are: rori puakatoro, coloured like a red and white cow;
rori pua, which are small and short;
rori purupuru, very small type;
rori toto, long and black, seems to bleed when cut.
rori ‘ētū, starfish.

rori pua
rori pua

 

 

 

 


rori purupuru
rori purupuru
rori toto
rori toto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Pn. *loli.]

Photos by permission Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust.