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Banded rockcod

Hyporthodus ergastularius

(Image credit: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO)

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.

Length: Up to 1.6 m

(Previously known as Epinephelus ergastularius)


Deep water. Adults in 108-370 m depth, juveniles in 15-128 m depth

Log it

In New South Wales, log if spotted south of Bate Bay

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

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