Blue-Eye Trevalla (Cod)

Blue-eye Trevalla

Scientific name

Hyperoglyphe antarctica


The colour of the Blue-eye varies from silvery with a steel blue back to pinkish brown with a purplish tinge. The eye of the fish is a deep blue with a golden ring. The caudal fin of the fish is forked and the fins are generally a dark metallic grey. The flesh is firm and white and very good eating. Blue-eye Trevalla is also known as Deep-sea Trevalla, Blue Eye Cod and Blue Eye.


Maximum weight of around 40 kg and 140 cm in length.


Blue-eye Trevalla occurs over rocky bottoms in deep offshore waters of southern Australia (except for WA). It occurs at depths of 400-600 m.