Image: Red Cod, Pseudophycis bachus

Red Cod, Pseudophycis bachus

A Red Cod at a depth of 12 m, Tranmere, Tasmania, 15 April 2010.

William White
© William White


The Red Cod and Bastard Red Cod, Pseudophycis breviuscula, are similar-looking species.  The Red Cod is usually greyish above and pink below.  The Bastard Red Cod, however, is reddish brown above and whitish below.  They can also be separated by differences in scale counts. 

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Pseudophycis bachus, Red Cod, Moridae,