Slender codling

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Slender codling
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Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae
Genus: Halargyreus
Günther, 1862
Species: H. johnsonii
Binomial name
Halargyreus johnsonii
Günther, 1862

The slender codling or slender cod, Halargyreus johnsonii, is a morid cod, the only species in the genus Halargyreus. It is found in all oceans, at depths from 450 to 3,000 m (1,480 to 9,840 ft), and grows to 56 cm (22 in) in total length. First discovered by and named after James Yate Johnson.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Halargyreus johnsonii" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8