Māori Name: hokarari
Availability: Year round
Attributes Weight: 4-10kg, up to 20kg
Attributes Length: 80–120cmName 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. They do however move up the water column to feed as well, for example when feeding on hoki during the hoki spawning season. Ling are mainly caught off the southern South Island coast and on the Campbell Plateau.