Southern pigfish


Southern pigfish
Southern pigfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Congiopodidae
Genus: Congiopodus
Species: C. leucopaecilus
Binomial name
Congiopodus leucopaecilus
Moreland, 1960

The southern pigfish, Congiopodus leucopaecilus, is a pigfish, of the genus Congiopodus, found around southern Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of up to 100 metres (330 ft). Adults are between 20 and 35 centimetres (7.9 and 14 in) in length.

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