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Banded rockcod

Hyporthodus ergastularius

Released unharmed. Noticeable increase in the number of juveniles encountered over the last two years.

Depth 50m
Hyporthodus ergastularius

About this species

Juvenile banded rockcod are brown in colour, with seven broad vertical bars on their body, the last covering most of the caudal peduncle (where the tail fin is attached). Adults are uniform pinkish grey, with no dark bars; fins darker than body with white margins. Read more…

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