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Family: Gadidae Cods and haddocks



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arctogadus glacialis Arctic cod Arctic and Northeast Atla 32.5 TL 1872
Boreogadus saida Polar cod Circumpolar in the Arctic 40 TL 1774
Eleginus gracilis Saffron cod North Pacific 55 TL 1810
Eleginus nawaga Navaga Arctic 42 TL 1792
Gadiculus argenteus Silvery pout Northeast Atlantic 15.3 TL 1850
Gadiculus thori Northeast Atlantic 15 TL 1913
Gadus chalcogrammus Alaska pollock North Pacific 91 TL 1814
Gadus macrocephalus Pacific cod Gadus ogac is repo 119 TL 1810
Gadus morhua Atlantic cod North Atlantic and Arctic 200 TL 1758
Melanogrammus aeglefinus Haddock Northeast Atlantic 112 TL 1758
Merlangius merlangus Whiting Northeast Atlantic 91.5 TL 1758
Microgadus proximus Pacific tomcod Eastern Pacific 30.5 SL 1854
Microgadus tomcod Atlantic tomcod Northwest Atlantic 38.1 TL 1792
Micromesistius australis Southern blue whiting There are 2 disjunct popu 90 TL 1937
Micromesistius poutassou Blue whiting Northeast Atlantic 55.5 TL 1827
Pollachius pollachius Pollack Northeast Atlantic 130 TL 1758
Pollachius virens Saithe Eastern Atlantic 130 TL 1758
Raniceps raninus Tadpole fish Northeast Atlantic 30 TL 1758
Theragra finnmarchica Norwegian pollock Northeast Atlantic 50 TL 1956
Trisopterus capelanus Mediterranean. [Country 32 TL 1800
Trisopterus esmarkii Norway pout Northeast Atlantic 35 TL 1855
Trisopterus luscus Pouting Northeastern Atlantic 46 TL 1758
Trisopterus minutus Poor cod Northeastern Atlantic 40 TL 1758



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