Māori Name: hokarari
Name Scientific: Genypterus blacodes
Ling are found at depths between 300 and 500 metres. They appear to be mainly bottom dwellers and at times can inhabit burrows on the seafloor. An eel-like fish with a large head. Orange-pink markings above form irregular bar-like markings and blotches on the paler white that spreads up from the underbelly.
Ling is a versatile, firm-fleshed fish that can be cooked in practically every way: bake, barbeque, casserole, curry, poach, smoke, steam, soup/chowder or fry.