Redfish are found in depths from 4-150 metres, mainly around northern Tasmania. Adults tending to be found in deeper waters hiding in caves and other structures like wrecks during the day. They form dense schools at night feeding midwater. Juveniles are known to enter large estuaries then move offshore as they mature.
Usually encountered when fishing for other deep water species or seen by divers above steeply sloping reefs.
Take care when handling this fish as the dorsal and anal fins have sharp spines.
These fish have small fillets with firm white flesh and are good eating although they tend to have a lot of bones.