Rosy Cod, Physiculus roseus Alcock 1891

A Rosy Cod, Physiculus roseus, from Taiwan. Source: K.T. Shao / Fish Database of Taiwan. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

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Rosy Cod, Physiculus roseus Alcock 1891

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NW of the Dampier Archipelago to the Arafura Sea, NNE of the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the Indo-Pacific, from the Gulf of Aden and the Bay of Bengal, to Western Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the South China Sea, Philippines, and New Caledonia.


Of minor commercial importance in parts of its range (not Australia).


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Rosy Cod, Physiculus roseus Alcock 1891


Iwamoto, T. 2010. Physiculus roseus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154984A4683335. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.

Paulin, C.D. & Roberts, C.D. 1997. Review of the morid cods (Teleostei, Paracanthopterygii, Moridae) of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species of Gadella. No. 2. In: B. Séret (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, 17. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie 174: 17-41.

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CAAB Code:37224026

Behaviour:250-550 m

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern


Max Size:23 cm SL

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