Found in waters of 100 to 1000 metres in waters surrounding Tasmania.
This bottom dwelling fish is likely to be encountered by recreational fishers when droplining or using electric reels in deep water.
These fish have some very sharp canine teeth and dorsal spines which should be respected even when the fish is dead.
Gemfish produce large white fillets with a delicate flavour which are excellent eating when grilled, baked, fried or steamed.
Recipe: Great as kebabs made by placing diced cubes on skewers. Baste with marinade and cook on the barbeque.