Blue cod

Parapercis colias

 
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Large males are more distinctly blue with greenish sides. Some females are mottled towards shades of green. Juveniles are white with broad band of brown along the side. Bottom-dwelling up to 150 metres. Mainly caught in winter (from April to September) around southern New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. They are also found in the Marlborough Sounds, Cook Strait and off Wanganui.

 

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