Image: Cod at a depth of 1215 m

Cod at a depth of 1215 m

A cod photographed by an ROV at a depth of 1215 m on the North West Shelf off Dampier, Western Australia. Note the very long dorsal fin ray.

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SEA SERPENT
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Notes

Three species of Lepidion are currently known from Australian waters; the Giant Cod, Lepidion inosimae, Smallhead Cod, Lepidion microcephalus and Schmidt's Cod, Lepidion schmidti.

Reference:
Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Lepidion, cod, Moridae,