Bluenose Warehou, (Hyperoglyphe antarctica), are widespread around New Zealand, usually
over rocky ground in depths of 100-500 m. They have dark metallic blue-black to grey
on the back of the body, shading to silver blue on the sides and belly. Bluenose
is distinguised by a blunt snout and laterally compressed body with large eyes set
low in the head. Usually 60-100 cm and 5-6 kg they can reach 130 cm and 20 kg. Found
near deep rocky reefs they venture up off the bottom at night. Bluenose eat a varied
diet which includes fish, crustaceans, squid and jellyfish. A prime eating fish with
firm pinkish and moist flesh.
Bluenose Warehou carved from Recycled Heart Rimu - 540mm in length.