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Pseudophycis bachus  (Forster, 1801)

Red codling
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Moridae (Morid cods)
Etymology: Pseudophycis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, phykon = seaweed; because of the habit of living among them (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 26 - 700 m (Ref. 58489), usually 200 - 300 m (Ref. 54741).   Subtropical; 33°S - 50°S, 137°E - 177°E (Ref. 54741)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 52.0, range 45 - 55 cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); common length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9258)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0. Nostrils anterior to eye by about one-third of snout length. Pyloric caeca 6 to 8. Color reddish pink becoming paler ventrally, vertical fins with dark margins; a dark black blotch on the pectoral fin base.

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Southwest Pacific: New Zealand and around Australia, at least from Sydney to Adelaide, and around Tasmania. Often confused with Pseudophycis barbata (Ref.9563).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found usually on soft muddy or sandy bottoms. Also on rocky bottoms, in estuaries, bays and continental shelf (Ref. 9563). In New Zealand, most abundant in 200 to 300 m along the edge of the continental shelf. May be found at depths exceeding 700 m (Ref. 9258). Feeds primarily on fishes, cephalopods, crabs and other crustaceans. Utilized as frozen fillets as well as fish blocks; eaten steamed, fried, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00309 - 0.01025), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for species & (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.4(?); tm=4; Fec~1million).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.