Red Cod, Pseudophycis bachus Click to enlarge image
A Red Cod at a depth of 12m, Tranmere, Tasmania, 15 April 2010. Image: William White
© William White

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    bachu
    Genus
    Pseudophycis

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

Notes

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.