Blue Cod - Rawaru - Parapercis colias

Blue Cod are endemic to New Zealand so occur nowhere else. They are very good eating but unfortunately their numbers have reduced. They are generally found in the South Island and the Chatham Islands. This fish is not related to the English cod but more closely allied to the flatheads and catfishes.

Blue Cod
Blue Cod - Parapercis colias © Dr Paddy Ryan
Blue Cod
Blue Cod - Parapercis colias © Dr Paddy Ryan
Blue Cod
Blue Cod - Parapercis colias © Ken Lonie