Red Gurnard Perch (Helicolenus percoides)

Also known as Coral Cod, Coral Perch, Jock Stewart, Maori Chief, Ocean Perch, Red Gurnard Scorpionfish, Red Ocean Perch, Red Perch, Red Rock Perch, Reef Ocean Perch, Rock Perch, Sea Perch, Soldier Fish

Description

Also known as Coral Cod, Coral Perch, Jock Stewart, Maori Chief, Ocean Perch, Red Gurnard Scorpionfish, Red Ocean Perch, Red Perch, Red Rock Perch, Reef Ocean Perch, Rock Perch, Sea Perch, Soldier Fish.

Found in very deep waters over the continental shelf and slope.
They feed on fish, shrimp and squid.
Usually caught by trawlers fishing for shrimp.
Length - 47cm
Depth - 50-750m
Widespread Southwest Pacific

These fish are related to Scorpionfish, they have venomous glands in their pelvic, dorsal and Anal Fins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/14309

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