Category: Fish Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Family: Centrolophidae
Other Names: Fish, Bonita Fish, Stone-eye
Notes Little is known of their biology. Juveniles are probably pelagic. Commercially taken as bycatch to deeper line fisheries. Approx 2800 tonnes are caught in NZ each year. Flesh is firm and white, a little dry.
References Collins Guide to the Sea fishes of NZ: Ayling & Cox