Endangered species - Eastern Freshwater Cod
Eastern Freshwater Cod - Maccullochella ikei
Eastern Freshwater Cod is only found in the Clarence and Richmond River catchments of northern NSW.
Mainly less than 5kg and 660mm.
Eastern Freshwater Cod is a large, elongated, deep-bodied fish with relatively small eyes and a short, rounded, depressed snout with a distinctly concave profile; the lower jaw protrudes. It has a large mouth that extends below the back of the eye. They are generally a yellow green to golden colour, with a speckled pattern of black to very dark green spots.
Species similar in appearance
Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii) and Mary River Cod (Maccullochella peelii mariensis).
- Eastern Freshwater Cod Recovery Plan
- Priorities Action Statement - Actions for Eastern Freshwater Cod
- Primefact: Eastern cod (PDF, 431.1 KB)
- Movement patterns and habitat selection of the Endangered Eastern Freshwater Cod
- Protecting Eastern Freshwater Cod - a guide for fishers and land managers (PDF, 796 KB)