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Notothenia microlepidota (Black cod; Smallscaled cod)

Synonyms: Paranotothenia microlepidota
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Notothenia microlepidota, the black cod or smallscaled cod, is a species of cod icefish native to the Pacific waters around New Zealand and Macquarie Island. This species can reach a length of 70 centimetres (28 in) TL. It is a commercially important species. The juveniles are silvery in appearance with a pronounced tail fork. The adult has a less pronounced fork in the tail, with body colors of silver, yellow and reddish-brown. The scales are very small, and there are two lateral lines which have a considerable overlap.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Anguillicola australiensis[3]
Lecithaster macrocotyle[3]


Macquarie Island; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Southwest Pacific: New Zealand and Macquarie Island.;

External References



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1Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220
2Malcolm R. Clark (1985): The food and feeding of seven fish species from the Campbell Plateau, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 19:3, 339-363
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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