Blue warehou

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Blue warehou
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae
Genus: Seriolella
Species: S. brama
Binomial name
Seriolella brama
(Günther, 1860)

The blue warehou or common warehou, Seriolella brama, is a medusafish of the family Centrolophidae found off southern Australia and around New Zealand, at depths of between 5m and 400m. Its length is up to about 75cm.

The blue warehou is not to be confused with the bluenose warehou (usually referred to simply as bluenose in New Zealand, and bonita, big-eye or Griffin's silverfish by others) which is a deepwater member of the warehou family.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bluenose warehou". New Zealand Fishing News.
  2. ^ "Bluenose bully worth chasing". The Dominion Post. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Seriolella brama" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8