The slender Kingklip, a member of the Cusk Eel family. Depending on the species, Kingklip can reach 5 to 6 feet long and 50 pounds, but most found on the market average 10 pounds. Kingklip are found in waters as deep as 250 fathoms off South Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as off the coasts of Panama and Chile. They are caught
mostly by hook and line. In Europe, Kingklip is marketed as Cusk Eel. In New Zealand it is called ling, and in South America, Congrio (Cusk Eel). Golden, red and black Kingklip are marketed internationally, but the U.S. market prefers golden and red.