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Bight Redfish

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Also known as:

Golden Snapper

King Snapper

Nannygai

Redfish

Redfish Nannygai


Common Group Name:

Alfonsinos


Family Name:

Berycidae


Genus Name:

Centroberyx


Species Name:

Centroberyx gerrardi


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of these fish is greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime, or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • Body silvery-red, with red stripes along the body separated by narrow silvery-white spaces, and a white lateral line.
  • Head reddish with a white vertical band on the gill cover.
  • eye red, fins red with white anterior margins.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species occurs on temperate rocky reefs along Australia's southern coastline between Jervis Bay (NSW) to Lancelin (WA) to depths of up to 260 meters.

Fish Size Common Length:

Maximum size around 46 cm