Ling Cod
(Ophiodon elongatus)

image of a Ling Cod

Image ID: 82-01

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Comments : Four Fathom Reef is one of the coolest dive locations I have ever had the privilege of diving. I have seen more large fish here than almost anywhere else. This huge horseshoe shaped reef runs from 30 fsw down to 70 fsw, and serves as home for thousands of Quillback Rockfish, Copper Rockfish, China Rockfish, and Tiger Rockfish. It also houses Kelp Greenling, Wolf Eel, Giant Pacific Octopus, and Ling cod (like this one). Visibility on this dive was close to 50 feet (once you got below the plankton).
Common name : Ling Cod
Scientific Name : Ophiodon elongatus
Location Found : Four Fathom Reef, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 30 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :