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Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua
2013-10-17 09:04:10

The Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) is a well-known benthopelagic food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It’s also commercially known as cod, coding, or haberdine. Within the western Atlantic Ocean, cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and around both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic, it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean,...

Antarctic Cod
2008-11-14 17:43:36

The Antarctic Cod (Dissostichus mawsoni), also known as the Tootfish, is a species of fish of the family Nototheniidae. It produces antifreeze glycoprotein that allows it to live in the frigid waters off the coast of Antarctica. Its distribution range is generally below 65 degrees South. It is mainly caught in the Ross Sea in the austral summer but has also been recorded south of the Indian...

Atlantic Saury
2008-10-08 12:46:29

The Atlantic Saury (Scomberesox saurus) is found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the seas near Australia and the Mediterranean. These fish grow to about 13.75 inches long, although they can attain lengths of up to 20 inches long. They have beadlike jaws and a row of finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. They feed on zooplankton and fish larvae. They are common prey to tuna, marlin, bluefish and...

Malabar Grouper
2008-07-14 18:57:20

The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as the Estuary Cod, Greasy Cod, Spotted River Cod or Estuary Rock Cod, is an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is found in the Red Sea, south to South Africa, as far as Southeast Australia and south Japan. It is found as deep as 200 feet, in lagoons, mangrove swamps, reefs and sand bottoms. The Malabar...

Pollock
2007-06-24 19:56:44

Pollock (or Pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Both P. pollachius and P. virens are commonly referred to as Pollock. Other names for P. pollachius include the Atlantic Pollock, European Pollock, Lieu Jaune, and Pollock, while P. virens is sometimes known as...

Southern Blue Whiting
2007-06-24 19:45:27

The Southern Blue Whiting, Micromesistius australis, is a cod of the genus Micromesistius, found in the southern oceans where the temperature is between 37.4° and 44.6°F and (3° and 7°C), at depths of between 164.04 and 2952.76 ft (50 and 900 m). Its length is between 11.81 and 35.43 in (30 and 90 cm), and it has a maximum weight of 1.87 lb (850 g). The Southern Blue Whiting is...

Polar cod
2007-06-24 18:33:22

The Polar cod or Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida, is a fish of the family Gadidae, related to the true cod (genus Gadus). Note that there is another fish with the common name Arctic cod, Arctogadus glacialis. The Polar cod has a slender body, deeply forked tail, projecting mouth and a small whisker on its chin. It is plainly colored with brownish spots and a silvery body. It grows to a length...

Fleshfish
2007-02-25 21:25:47

The Fleshfish, Dermatopsis macrodon, is a cusk eel of the genus Dermatopsis, found in southern Australia and around New Zealand at shallow depths, in rock pools and reef areas of broken rock. Their length is between 2.76 and 3.94 in (7 and 10 cm). The Fleshfish is a small cod-like fish with long dorsal and anal fins and a small separate tail fin. Large pectoral fins contrast with single-ray...

Grey brotula
2007-02-25 21:22:49

The Grey brotula or Orange cusk eel, Bidenichthys consobrinus, is a cusk eel of the genus Bidenichthys, found around northern New Zealand from shallow depths to about 82.02 ft (25 m), in rock pools and reef areas of broken rock. Their length is between 1.57 and 2.36 in (4 and 6 cm). The Grey brotula is a small cod-like fish, very similar to the Fleshfish, with long dorsal and anal fins and a...

Spotted codlet
2007-02-25 21:20:56

The Spotted codlet, Macclelland's unicorn-cod, or unicorn cod, Bregmaceros mcclellandi, is a small deepwater codlet fish found in the west Indian Ocean to eastern Thailand, although as larval occurrence is widespread in the tropics it could also be found in the Pacific. It occurs from the surface to depths of 1.24 mi (2000 m), and its length is between 2.36 and 4.72 in (6 and 12 cm). The...