Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

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Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby Gareth6210 » Tue May 27, 2014 10:08 am

G'day all,
my dad got this in the broadwater over the weekend, and we just can't figure out what Cod they are? His description was pale grey with 1 259 782 dots all over. Hope someone here knows? :grin:
Sorry for the pix, I wasnt there to get better ones for him. These were the best he got.
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby Estuary Girl » Tue May 27, 2014 11:24 am

Possibly a Goldspotted or Blackspotted Rock Cod.
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby hillbilly » Tue May 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Looking in Grant's "Guide to Fishes" it appears to be an Hoedt's Cod and he says it is commonly captured over the reefs off Moreton Island. He also says it is a highly regarded edible species.
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby Estuary Girl » Tue May 27, 2014 4:01 pm

I'm also thinking possible a Greasy Rockcod.
http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/sp ... sy-rockcod

hillbilly wrote:Looking in Grant's "Guide to Fishes" it appears to be an Hoedt's Cod and he says it is commonly captured over the reefs off Moreton Island. He also says it is a highly regarded edible species.


Hillbilly....is this known by another name because for the life of me I can't find it on the net and I'm unfortunately at work (shh :wink: ).
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby hillbilly » Tue May 27, 2014 6:40 pm

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A Greasy Cod is just another name for an Estuary Cod 'Epinephelus Tauvina'. They have more blotches on their body. Having said that though I'm not totally sure. Bill
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby Gareth6210 » Tue May 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Thanks for the replies. Such a pitty they're too far off. For all we know it could just be a pavement special. Will keep searching :)
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby NorthSIKer » Tue May 27, 2014 8:53 pm

Google is a wonderful thing.

Appears that Epinephelus hoedtii is a junior synonym and it is now Epinephelus cyanopodus (Purple Rockcod).

Looks like a close match to me, but pictures can be deceiving.
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Re: Some kind of Cod, broadwater GC

Postby Gareth6210 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:31 pm

well the old mans just come home and showed him a pic of the purple rockcod and he says it looks pretty much the same. Thanks for the help all.
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Bream:36cm Mangrove Jack:60cm Murray Cod:52cm
Flathead:67cm Snapper:73cm Mulloway:60cm
Est Cod:58cm Mullet:65cm
Tilapia:40cm Grunter:68cm
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