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Odax pullus
Odax pullus (Greenbone).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Odacidae
Genus: Odax
Species: O. pullus
Binomial name
Odax pullus
(J. R. Forster, 1801)
  • Scarus pullus J. R. Forster, 1801
  • Callyodon coregonoides Parkinson, 1843 (ambiguous)
  • Odax vittatus J. Richardson & Solander, 1843
  • Coregonoides vittatus Solander, 1843 (ambiguous)

Odax pullus, the greenbone or butterfish, is a species of weed whiting found around New Zealand. It inhabits shallow, rocky areas with brown algae growth, mainly Carpophyllum, upon which it grazes. This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres (16 in) SL and has been recorded as reaching 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries.[2]


  1. ^ Russell, B., Clements, K.D., Choat, J.H., Rocha, L.A., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. 2012. Odax pullus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. < Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 10 March 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Odax pullus" in FishBase. February 2014 version.