Pseudophycis barbata, Adult, Queenscliff, VIC, Photo: Andrew Green
It has a wide black marking around the fins, lacks the black patch at the base of the pectoral fin, and possesses a rounded rather than straight outer edge to the tail. The bearded rock cod also differs from the red cod in preferring open coast rather than sheltered bays.
Max Size: 63 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.2-19.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney