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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae Morid cods

Genus: Lepidion

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lepidion capensis Gilchrist, 1922

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Lepidion capensis
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lepidion ensiferus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lepidion ensiferus
[Patagonian codling]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Lepidion eques (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lepidion eques
[North Atlantic codling]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 81 cm SL
Lepidion guentheri (Giglioli, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lepidion guentheri
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 60.5 cm SL
Lepidion inosimae (Günther, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Lepidion inosimae
[Morid cod]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Lepidion lepidion (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lepidion lepidion
[Mediterranean codling]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Lepidion microcephalus Cowper, 1956

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Lepidion microcephalus
[Small-headed cod]



Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Lepidion natalensis Gilchrist, 1922

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lepidion natalensis
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm SL
Lepidion schmidti Svetovidov, 1936

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lepidion schmidti
[Schmidt's cod]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lepidion capensis Southeast Atlantic 50 TL 1922
Lepidion ensiferus Patagonian codling Southeast Atlantic 40 TL 1887
Lepidion eques North Atlantic codling North Atlantic 44 TL 1887
Lepidion guentheri Eastern Atlantic 81 SL 1880
Lepidion inosimae Morid cod Western Pacific 60.5 SL 1887
Lepidion lepidion Mediterranean codling Mediterranean Sea 34 TL 1810
Lepidion microcephalus Small-headed cod Southwest Pacific 48 TL 1956
Lepidion natalensis Southeast Atlantic and We 41 TL 1922
Lepidion schmidti Schmidt's cod Southwest Pacific 85 SL 1936



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