Scientific Name Parapercis colias
Alternative Name(s) New Zealand Cod, Boston Blue Cod, Sand Perch
Maori Name(s) Rawaru, Pakirikiri
Typical Length 500 - 600mm
 Typical Weight 1 - 3kg
 Physical Description

Blue cod, as the name suggests, feature a blue-green colouring which changes as the fish matures. Adult males are blue with green sides. Females are spotted with a shade of green. Juveniles have a large white stripe on the their sides

  Location / Habitat

Most common in the colder waters around the South Island and to the east around the Chatham Islands. Blue Cod are bottom-dwellers, found up to a depth of 150m.

  Blue Cod Recipes