Goldribbon Cod, Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker 1854


Other Names: Blue and Gold Soapfish, Gold Ribbon Grouper, Gold-ribbon Cod, Goldribbon Soapfish, Goldstripe Groper

A Goldribbon Cod, Aulacocephalus temminckii, at Izu Ocean Park, Japan . Source: Izuzuki / http://www.izuzuki.com/. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A deep blue cod with a yellow band running from the snout through the eye and along the back to the base of the caudal fin.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Aulacocephalus temminckii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3864

Goldribbon Cod, Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker 1854

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Distribution

Inhabits caves and crevices in rocky reefs.

Biology

Goldribbon Cod have a toxin called grammistin in their skin that gives a bitter taste. The amount of toxin produced increases when the fish is threatened.

Species Citation

Aulacocephalus temminckii Bleeker, 1854, Verhand. Batav. Genoots. Kunst. Wetensch. 26: 12. Type locality: Nagasaki, Japan.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37312003

Danger:Poisonous to eat

Depth:20-350 m

Max Size:40 cm TL

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