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Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
alfonsino, alfonsin, long-finned beryx, red bream
The imperador has a deep body and a single short dorsal fin. It is a bright red pink colour along the back shading to a silvery pink along the sides and belly. It has very large eyes, a large mouth and small scales. Similar to the redfish, it can be distinguished by its deeper body shape and silvery sides.
If using droplines consider reducing hook numbers to ensure bag limits are not exceeded. Imperador may suffer barotrauma when the swim bladder of the hooked fish expands if brought up from deep water. To avoid barotrauma, bring the fish slowly to the surface. Use a release weight to return it to the sea floor if you are not retaining it. Only vent the swim bladder if you’re experienced in carrying out this procedure correctly.
Found near the bottom in depths between 180 - 1000 metres.
This deepwater species may be encountered when fishing in waters off the continental shelf for species such as blue-eye trevalla.
This species is excellent eating.
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