Yellow Cod – Parapercis gilliesi

Yellow Cod   Parapercis gilliesi (family Pinguipedidae) We recently received several pictures from Kathy Guard of an unusual fish caught…

Yellow cod. All fish have the brightest colours when first caught. These colours usually fade soon after capture.

Yellow Cod

Parapercis gilliesi (family Pinguipedidae)

We recently received several pictures from Kathy Guard of an unusual fish caught while fishing off the Kaikoura Coast. We had a fair idea which species the fish belonged to but decided to check and be certain of our identification.

So we sent the pictures to Dr Clive Roberts who is the Curator of Fishes at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington. Dr Roberts confirmed that it was a yellow cod, also known as yellow weaver. The scientific name is Parapercis gilliesi (family Pinguipedidae). It is a slightly deeper water relative of the blue cod, usually being taken at 60-350 m depth.

Many thanks to Dr Roberts for helping out with the identification.

I know that many species of fish, cod in particular, can look quite different at certain stages of their life cycle. Many fish have bright colours when first caught but these soon fade after capture. If you do catch a fish that you are unsure about try to take a photograph of it as soon as it comes aboard.

Special thanks to Kathy Guard for sending in the pictures.

Yellow Cod also known as a Yellow Weaver.

This post was last modified on 12/03/2017 10:37 pm

Share

Recent Posts

The Masters on the Nymph – Michael Migel, Leonard M. Wright, Jr.

The Masters on the Nymph The Masters on the Nymph. Edited by Michael Migel and Leonard M. Wright, Jr. Illustrated…

22/08/2019

Norman Marsh’s Trout Fishing – Published by The Halcyon Press 1990

Norman Marsh's Trout Fishing Published by The Halcyon Press. Publication date: 1990 first edition. Hardcover. 160pp. ISBN 0 908685 60…

22/08/2019

Kent, John – South Island Trout Fishing Guide

South Island Trout Fishing Guide by John Kent Photographs by Patti Magnano Madsen Size: 215mm x 135mm. 258 pp total.…

09/08/2019

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips - Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started.…

05/08/2019

Rasmus Gabrielsson and Malcolm Bell Podcast Canterbury Salmon

Rasmus Gabrielsson talks with Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler about the Canterbury Salmon Fishery by Allan Burgess Malcolm Bell,…

03/08/2019

Draper, Keith – Trout Flies in New Zealand by Keith Draper

Trout Flies in New Zealand by Keith Draper Published by Heinemann Reed. First published 1971, Size: 210mm x 140mm. 182…

19/07/2019

All Rights Reserved © fishingmag.co.nz 1999 - 2019