Movie: Lepidion swimming

A Cod (Lepidion sp.) at a depth of 1217 m, about 165 km north-north-west of Barrow Island, North West Shelf, Western Australia, 8 March 2010.

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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.

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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