Red codling

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Red codling
Red codling - Pseudophycis bachus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae
Genus: Pseudophycis
Species: P. bachus
Binomial name
Pseudophycis bachus
(J. R. Forster, 1801)

The red codling or hoka,[1] Pseudophycis bachus, is a morid cod of the genus Pseudophycis, found around southern Australia and New Zealand, from the surface to 700 m. Its length is up to 90 cm. P. bachus is a food source for the diving yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes.

Red Cod is in the unsustainable section of the Forest & Bird Best Fish Guide, and near the middle of the table overall.[2]


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