Trout cod

In the 1800s and early 1900s, when trout cod were widely recognised as a separate species by commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, riverside residents and fisheries scientists, they were generally known as blue-nose cod or simply blue-nose, particularly in Victoria.

The Trout cod lives in the demersal, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

The Trout cod is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The trout cod, Maccullochella macquariensis, is a large and striking predatory freshwater fish of the Maccullochella genus and the Percichthyidae family which was originally found in the south-east corner of the Murray-Darling river system in Australia. It is closely related to the Murray cod. More

exceed this size with credible claims of trout cod in the region of 30 Kg and even larger. More

Trout Cod has a straight head profile and protruding upper jaw, while the Murray Cod has a concave head profile and equal length jaws. The genus was named after A.R. MacCulloch, a fish scientist at the Australian Museum in the early 1900s. More

Trout Cod is a large, deep-bodied species that has a big mouth and a straight head profile. It can be recognised by its overhanging upper jaw and the presence of a dusky horizontal stripe from the snout, through the eyes and onto the preoperculum. More

In the 1800s and early 1900s, when trout cod were widely recognised as a separate species, they were generally known as blue-nose cod or simply blue-nose, particularly in Victoria. More

Distribution of the Trout cod within the Murray Darling Basin There are now only three self-sustaining populations of Trout cod remaining in the wild. More

Trout Cod usually grow to 40 cm in length and weigh less than 5 kg. However, Trout Cod have been found that are up to 80 cm in length and weigh as much as 16 kg. Link. Back. Link. Top of Page. More

The Australian trout cod has been under pressure since the arrival of European man into the continent interior. However, the serious fall off of trout cod in the 1980s really caused concern amongst fishing authorities. More

Trout Cod brother of Murray cod = Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. More

of trout cod is developed to phase in angling for them. More

where you are most likely to encounter trout cod is in the Murray River from Yarrawonga downstream to the Barmah Forest. More

concerning trout cod (which I very much doubt you have). Such historical evidence makes it very clear the trout cod's primary habitat was upland river habitats, all of which are now heavily dominated by introduced trout species. More

The Trout Cod is light brown with fairly evenly distributed dark brown spots. There are darker bands on the sides extending into the fins. Juveniles are darker with some white blotches, becoming more spotted with age. The dorsal fin is spiny and fairly tall. More

National recovery plan for the Trout Cod Maccullochella Macquariensis 1998 - 2005 = Alistair Brown, Simon Nicol and John Koehn Aquatic Ecosse Pty Ltd and Department of Natural Resources and Environment, September 1998 Contents > Previous > Next More

Protecting trout cod - A guide for fishers = Trout cod (also known as bluenose cod) can grow to 85 cm in length and 16 kg in weight, although they more commonly occur to lengths up to 50 cm and weights up to 1. More

Trout Cod, Macullochella macquariensis Originally found throughout the Murray River and its tributaries, but now confined to the upstream sections of a few rivers and creeks in Victoria and New South Wales. More

Common names

Blue cod in English
Blue nose in English
Bluenose in English
Bluenose cod in English
Jätteflodabborre in Swedish (Svenska)
Maccullochella macquariensis in French (français)
Murray cod in English
Murray cod in German (Deutsch)
Rock cod in English
Trout cod in English
Trout cod in German (Deutsch)
trout-cod in English
突吻麥鱈鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
突吻麦鳕鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percichthyidae
Genus : Maccullochella
Species : Maccullochella macquariensis
Authority : Cuvier, 1829