Pelagic Cod, Melanonus gracilis Günther 1878

Pelagic Cod, Melanonus gracilis. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

A black meso- to bathypelagic cod found off eastern and southeastern Australia.

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Dianne J. Bray, Melanonus gracilis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2020,

Pelagic Cod, Melanonus gracilis Günther 1878

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Dorsal fin 67-72; Anal fin 52-54; Pectoral fin 11-13; Pelvic fin 7; Vertebrae 13+44=57. 


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37224015

Depth:600-3500 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:19 cm SL

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