Roberts' Eucla Cod, Euclichthys robertsi Last & Pogonoski 2020

A juvenile Roberts' Eucla Cod, Euclichthys robertsi, CSIRO H 6031-03, 108 mm SL, from south-east of Lord Howe Island, Lord Howe Rise, Tasman Sea. Source: NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

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

Roberts' Eucla Cod, Euclichthys robertsi Last & Pogonoski 2020

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Off Danger Point, southern Queensland, south to off Gabo Island, Victoria, and on the Lord Howe Rise in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs on the northern Norfolk Ridge off New Caledonia.


Eucla cods have a ventral light organ containing bioluminescent bacteria.

Species Citation

Euclichthys robertsi Last & Pogonoski 2020, Zootaxa 4758(2): 244, Figs 1C, 3B, 4A, 5, 8, 9C. Type locality: “B”, northern Norfolk Ridge, south-east of New Caledonia, 24°54’S, 168°22’E, 535–545 m.


Bray, D.J. 2020

Roberts' Eucla Cod, Euclichthys robertsi Last & Pogonoski 2020


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

Roberts, C.D. & Paulin, C.D. 1997. First record of the Eucla cod, Euclichthys polynemus McCulloch, Teleostei, Paracanthopterygii, Euclichthyidae) from New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with notes on morphological characters. No. 3. In, Séret, B. (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, v. 17. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris [1936-1950] 174: 43-50 (as Euclichthys polynemus)

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CAAB Code:37224037


Depth:410-640 m

Habitat:Benthopelagic, upper slope

Max Size:24 cm SL

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