Eucla Cod, Euclichthys polynemus McCulloch 1926

Other Names: Bearded Cod

Eucla Cod, Euclichthys polynemus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

A pale dusky cod becoming silvery below, with a blackish underside of the head, chest, around the anus, long black pelvic fins, a black tip on the anterior part of the dorsal fin, and a narrow black margin on the caudal fin and rest of the dorsal fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Euclichthys polynemus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Dec 2023,

Eucla Cod, Euclichthys polynemus McCulloch 1926


Cohen, D.M. 1990. Families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae. pp. 16-89 in Cohen, D.M., Inada, T., Iwamoto, T. & Scialabba, N. FAO Species Catalogue. Gadiform fishes of the world (order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 10 442 pp. 

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Families Moridae, Melanonidae, Euclichthyidae, Merlucciidae. pp. 324-340 figs 290-303 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. 

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Family Euclichthyidae. pp. 316 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Last, P.R. & Pogonoski, J.J. 2020. Revision of the fish family Euclichthyidae (Pisces: Gadiformes) with the description of two new species from the Western Pacific. Zootaxa 4758(2): 231-256

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Field Guide to Trawl Fish from Temperate Waters of Australia. Hobart : CSIRO Division of Marine Research 492 pp. 

McCulloch, A.R. 1926. Report on some fishes obtained by the F.I.S. Endeavour on the coasts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and South-Western Australia. Part 5. Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. Endeavour 1909-1914 5(4): 157-216 figs 1-5 pls 43-56 

Stewart, A.L. & Roberts, C.D. 2015. 102 Family Euclichthyidae, pp. 745-746 in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 3 pp. 577-1152.

Williams, A., Althaus, F., Pogonoski, J., Osterhage, D., Gomon, M., Graham, K., Appleyard, S.A., Gledhill, D., Bray, D., McMillan, P., Green, M., Doyle, S., Graham, A., Tanner, J. & Ross, A. 2018. Composition, diversity and biogeographic affinities of the deep-sea (200–3000 m) fish assemblage in the Great Australian Bight, Australia. Deep-Sea Research II 157-168: 92-105.

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CAAB Code:37224001


Depth:270-1040 m

Habitat:Benthopelagic, upper slope

Max Size:35 cm TL

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