Bearded Rock Cod | Pseudophycis barbata

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Common Name: Bearded Rock Cod
Species Name: Pseudophycis barbata


The Bearded Rock Cod is also known as Southern Rock Cod, Red Rock Cod, Bearded Cod, Cod and Slimies. The body colour is Reddish to reddish brown on the upper flanks and back and head progressing down the body to a lighter pinkish or white colour on the lower flanks and belly with an opalescent sheen. Bearded Rock Cod often have black outer margins around the anal, caudal and dorsal fins. The body is covered in a slimy mucous hence the name slimies. The Bearded Rock Cod can grow to more than 60cm in length and more than 5Kg.

Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia

Light Tackle to Medium Tackle

Small Deep Diving Minnows, Soft Plastics and Fly

Prawns, Crabs, Squid, Octopus and Fish Pieces

Bearded Rock Cod Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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