​Beryx splendens

​Alfonsino is widespread in many oceans and is widely dispersed around New Zealand, at depths of 200 - 800m.

The fish has a vivid red upper body with a lighter shade of red tinted with silver on the sides. The fins and tails are also a vivid red. Alfonsino has a slender body, large eyes and a deep forked tail.

Alfonsino has white flesh with a firm texture and high oil content, making it suitable for most cooking methods. It is an ideal sashimi fish.


​Alfonsino can be delivered:

  • Whole
  • dressed
  • heads
  • chilled
  • gilled and gutted
  • fillets


Average Length ​30-50cm
Average Weight ​1kg-1.5kg (reaching up to 2.5kg)
Availability ​Year round
Sealord Quota ​1,085 GWT

Nutrition (Per 100G)

Energy 597Kj
Protein 18.4g
Total 7.6g
Saturated 2.0g
Carbohydrate 0.2g
Sugars 0.2g
Sodium 35mg