Maori cod

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Maori cod
Paranotothenia magellanica (Maori cod).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nototheniidae
Genus: Paranotothenia
Species: P. magellanica
Binomial name
Paranotothenia magellanica
(J. R. Forster, 1801)
  • Gadus magellanicus J. R. Forster, 1801
  • Notothenia magellanica (J. R. Forster, 1801)
  • Notothenia macrocephalus Günther, 1860
  • Notothenia maoriensis Haast, 1873

The Maori cod (Paranotothenia magellanica), also known as Magellanic rockcod, blue notothenia or orange throat notothen, is a species of cod icefish native to the Southern Ocean. "Maori chief" and "black cod", sometimes used for this species, usually refer to fishes from the related genus Notothenia. It occurs at depths of from near the surface to 255 metres (837 ft), though it is usually found at less than 20 metres (66 ft) This species can reach a length of 38 centimetres (15 in) SL. Being a perciform fish it is unrelated to the true cods of the order Gadiformes. This species is commercially important as a food fish.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Paranotothenia magellanica" in FishBase. February 2014 version.