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Family: Moridae Morid cods



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North Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Antimora microlepis Bean, 1890

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Antimora microlepis
[Finescale mora]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Antimora rostrata (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Antimora rostrata
[Blue antimora]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Auchenoceros punctatus (Hutton, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Auchenoceros punctatus
[Ahuru]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Eeyorius hutchinsi Paulin, 1986

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eeyorius hutchinsi
[Tasmanian codling]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Eretmophorus kleinenbergi Giglioli, 1889

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eretmophorus kleinenbergi
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Gadella brocca Paulin & Roberts, 1997

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Gadella brocca
[]
No picture found


 
Gadella dancoheni
[]



Western Indian Ocean

Gadella edelmanni (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Gadella edelmanni
[]
No picture found


 
Gadella filifer
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Gadella imberbis (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Gadella imberbis
[Beardless codling]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Gadella jordani (Böhlke & Mead, 1951)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gadella jordani
[Jordan's cod]
No picture found


 
Gadella macrura
[Longtail cod]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gadella maraldi (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Delgado, J.
 
Gadella maraldi
[Gadella]
No picture found


 
Gadella molokaiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.8 cm SL

 
Gadella norops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Gadella obscurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Gadella svetovidovi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 21.4 cm SL

 
Gadella thysthlon
[]



Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Guttigadus globiceps (Gilchrist, 1906)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Guttigadus globiceps
[Fat-headed cod]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.1 cm SL

 
Guttigadus globosus
[Tadpole cod]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Guttigadus kongi
[Austral cod]



Northeast Atlantic and Me
Max. Length 18.2 cm SL
Guttigadus latifrons (Holt & Byrne, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Hlidberg, J.B.
 
Guttigadus latifrons
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Guttigadus nudicephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.6 cm SL

 
Guttigadus nudirostre
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Guttigadus squamirostre
[]



Spotty records from the s
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Halargyreus johnsonii Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Halargyreus johnsonii
[Slender codling]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Laemonema barbatulum Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Laemonema barbatulum
[Shortbeard codling]



Southeast Atlantic

Laemonema compressicauda (Gilchrist, 1903)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Laemonema compressicauda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Laemonema filodorsale
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 26.9 cm SL
Laemonema goodebeanorum Meléndez C. & Markle, 1997

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Laemonema goodebeanorum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Laemonema gracillipes
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Laemonema laureysi Poll, 1953

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Laemonema laureysi
[Guinean codling]



North Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Laemonema longipes Schmidt, 1938

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Laemonema longipes
[Longfin codling]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.4 cm SL

 
Laemonema macronema
[]
No picture found


 
Laemonema melanurum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34 cm SL

 
Laemonema modestum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Laemonema nana
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Laemonema rhodochir Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Laemonema rhodochir
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Laemonema robustum Johnson, 1862

Photo by Photo by Delgado, J.
 
Laemonema robustum
[Robust mora]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Laemonema verecundum (Jordan & Cramer, 1897)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Laemonema verecundum
[Bighead mora]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Laemonema yarrellii
[Codling]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.1 cm SL

 
Laemonema yuvto
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Lepidion capensis
[]



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
[]



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
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm SL
Lepidion schmidti Svetovidov, 1936

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lepidion schmidti
[Schmidt's cod]
No picture found


 
Lotella fernandeziana
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lotella phycis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lotella phycis
[Beardie]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lotella rhacina (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Lotella rhacina
[Rock cod]
No picture found


 
Lotella tosaensis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Mora moro (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Mora moro
[Common mora]
No picture found


 
Notophycis fitchi
[]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Notophycis marginata (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Notophycis marginata
[Dwarf codling]
No picture found


 
Physiculus andriashevi
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus argyropastus
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus beckeri
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus bertelseni
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Physiculus capensis Gilchrist, 1922

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Physiculus capensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Physiculus chigodarana
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus coheni
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus cyanostrophus
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus cynodon
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Physiculus dalwigki Kaup, 1858

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Physiculus dalwigki
[Black codling]
No picture found


 
Physiculus fedorovi
[]



Western Atlantic.
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Physiculus fulvus Bean, 1884

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Physiculus fulvus
[Hakeling]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL
Physiculus grinnelli Jordan & Jordan, 1922

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Physiculus grinnelli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Physiculus helenaensis
[Skulpin]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.9 cm SL

 
Physiculus hexacytus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Physiculus huloti
[Brown codling]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Physiculus japonicus Hilgendorf, 1879

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Physiculus japonicus
[Japanese codling]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.4 cm SL

 
Physiculus karrerae
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22.4 cm SL
Physiculus kaupi Poey, 1865

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Physiculus kaupi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Physiculus longicavis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Physiculus longifilis
[Filament cod]



South Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Physiculus luminosa Paulin, 1983

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Physiculus luminosa
[Luminescent cod]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Physiculus marisrubri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Physiculus maslowskii
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus microbarbata
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Physiculus natalensis Gilchrist, 1922

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Physiculus natalensis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Physiculus nematopus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Physiculus nematopus
[Charcoal mora]
No picture found


 
Physiculus nielseni
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL
Physiculus nigrescens Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Physiculus nigrescens
[Darktip cod]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Physiculus nigripinnis Okamura, 1982

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Physiculus nigripinnis
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus normani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Physiculus parini
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL
Physiculus peregrinus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Physiculus peregrinus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Physiculus rastrelliger Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Physiculus rastrelliger
[Hundred fathom mora]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Physiculus rhodopinnis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm
Physiculus roseus Alcock, 1891

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Physiculus roseus
[Rosy cod]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Physiculus sazonovi
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus sterops
[]
No picture found


 
Physiculus sudanensis
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Physiculus talarae Hildebrand & Barton, 1949

Photo by Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Physiculus talarae
[Peruvian mora]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Physiculus therosideros Paulin, 1987

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Physiculus therosideros
[Scalyfin cod]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Physiculus yoshidae
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Pseudophycis bachus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Pseudophycis bachus
[Red codling]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Pseudophycis barbata Günther, 1863

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Pseudophycis barbata
[Southern bastard codling]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pseudophycis breviuscula (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudophycis breviuscula
[Northern bastard codling]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Rhynchogadus hepaticus (Facciolà, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Rhynchogadus hepaticus
[]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Salilota australis (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Salilota australis
[Tadpole codling]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Svetovidovia lucullus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Tripterophycis gilchristi Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Tripterophycis gilchristi
[Grenadier cod]



South Atlantic
Max. Length 23.4 cm SL
Tripterophycis svetovidovi Sazonov & Shcherbachev, 1986

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Tripterophycis svetovidovi
[Brown grenadier cod]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Antimora microlepis Finescale mora North Pacific 75 TL 1890
Antimora rostrata Blue antimora Circumglobal 75 SL 1878
Auchenoceros punctatus Ahuru Southwest Pacific 13 TL 1873
Eeyorius hutchinsi Tasmanian codling Indo-Pacific 26 TL 1986
Eretmophorus kleinenbergi Mediterranean Sea 8.9 SL 1889
Gadella brocca Western Pacific 17.3 SL 1997
Gadella dancoheni Western Indian Ocean 2000
Gadella edelmanni Western Indian Ocean 1906
Gadella filifer Southeast Pacific 1899
Gadella imberbis Beardless codling Western Atlantic 23 TL 1888
Gadella jordani Jordan's cod Northwest Pacific 28 SL 1951
Gadella macrura Longtail cod Western Indian Ocean 2000
Gadella maraldi Gadella Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1810
Gadella molokaiensis Eastern Central Pacific 1989
Gadella norops Indo-West Pacific 26.8 SL 1987
Gadella obscurus Southeast Pacific 20.8 SL 1984
Gadella svetovidovi Southeast Atlantic 28 SL 1992
Gadella thysthlon Southeast Pacific 21.4 SL 1998
Guttigadus globiceps Fat-headed cod Circumglobal in southern 14 TL 1906
Guttigadus globosus Tadpole cod Southwest Pacific and Sou 18.1 SL 1986
Guttigadus kongi Austral cod South Pacific 15.3 SL 1988
Guttigadus latifrons Northeast Atlantic and Me 18.2 SL 1908
Guttigadus nudicephalus Southeast Atlantic 14.7 SL 1990
Guttigadus nudirostre Southeast Atlantic 22.6 SL 1990
Guttigadus squamirostre Southeast Atlantic 16.1 SL 1990
Halargyreus johnsonii Slender codling Spotty records from the s 56 TL 1862
Laemonema barbatulum Shortbeard codling Western Atlantic 33 SL 1883
Laemonema compressicauda Southeast Atlantic 1903
Laemonema filodorsale Western Pacific 29 SL 1982
Laemonema goodebeanorum Western Atlantic 26.9 SL 1997
Laemonema gracillipes Eastern Pacific 16.9 SL 1899
Laemonema laureysi Guinean codling Eastern Atlantic 38 TL 1953
Laemonema longipes Longfin codling North Pacific 72 TL 1938
Laemonema macronema Western Indian Ocean 25.4 SL 1997
Laemonema melanurum Northwest Atlantic. 1896
Laemonema modestum Northwest Pacific 34 SL 1910
Laemonema nana Northwest Pacific 7.3 SL 1953
Laemonema rhodochir Pacific Ocean 21.2 SL 1905
Laemonema robustum Robust mora Eastern Atlantic 36 SL 1862
Laemonema verecundum Bighead mora Eastern Central Pacific 11 TL 1897
Laemonema yarrellii Codling Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1838
Laemonema yuvto Southeast Pacific 19.1 SL 1990
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
Lotella fernandeziana Southeast Pacific 1921
Lotella phycis Beardie Western Pacific 30 SL 1846
Lotella rhacina Rock cod Southwest Pacific 50 TL 1801
Lotella tosaensis Northwest Pacific 1936
Mora moro Common mora Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1810
Notophycis fitchi Northeast Pacific 2001
Notophycis marginata Dwarf codling Southeast Pacific and Sou 24 TL 1878
Physiculus andriashevi Western Indian Ocean 1993
Physiculus argyropastus Indian Ocean. 1894
Physiculus beckeri Western Indian Ocean 1993
Physiculus bertelseni Western Indian Ocean 1993
Physiculus capensis Southeast Atlantic 18 TL 1922
Physiculus chigodarana Northwest Pacific 18 SL 1989
Physiculus coheni Eastern Central Pacific 1989
Physiculus cyanostrophus Southeast Atlantic 2002
Physiculus cynodon North Pacific 1986
Physiculus dalwigki Black codling Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1858
Physiculus fedorovi Western Indian Ocean 1993
Physiculus fulvus Hakeling Western Atlantic. 10.6 SL 1884
Physiculus grinnelli Eastern Central Pacific 27.3 SL 1922
Physiculus helenaensis Skulpin Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1989
Physiculus hexacytus Southeast Pacific 18.9 SL 1984
Physiculus huloti Brown codling Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1953
Physiculus japonicus Japanese codling Northwest Pacific 35 TL 1879
Physiculus karrerae Western Atlantic 27.4 SL 1989
Physiculus kaupi Western Atlantic 22.4 SL 1865
Physiculus longicavis Southeast Pacific 20.8 SL 1984
Physiculus longifilis Filament cod Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1913
Physiculus luminosa Luminescent cod South Pacific 30 TL 1983
Physiculus marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 10.7 SL 1986
Physiculus maslowskii Eastern Atlantic 16.9 SL 1991
Physiculus microbarbata Eastern Central Atlantic. 1990
Physiculus natalensis Western Indian Ocean 24 TL 1922
Physiculus nematopus Charcoal mora Eastern Central Pacific 26 TL 1890
Physiculus nielseni Western Indian Ocean 1993
Physiculus nigrescens Darktip cod Western Pacific 16.6 SL 1912
Physiculus nigripinnis Northwest Pacific 29 SL 1982
Physiculus normani Western Indian Ocean 1986
Physiculus parini Southeast Pacific 11 SL 1991
Physiculus peregrinus Western Pacific 21.7 SL 1872
Physiculus rastrelliger Hundred fathom mora Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1890
Physiculus rhodopinnis Indo-Pacific from Madagas 21 SL 1982
Physiculus roseus Rosy cod Indo-Pacific 23 1891
Physiculus sazonovi Southeast Pacific 10.9 SL 1991
Physiculus sterops Eastern Central Pacific 1989
Physiculus sudanensis Western Indian Ocean. 1989
Physiculus talarae Peruvian mora Eastern Pacific 24 TL 1949
Physiculus therosideros Scalyfin cod Southwest Pacific 16.8 SL 1987
Physiculus yoshidae Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1982
Pseudophycis bachus Red codling Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1801
Pseudophycis barbata Southern bastard codling Southwest Pacific 63 TL 1863
Pseudophycis breviuscula Northern bastard codling Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1846
Rhynchogadus hepaticus Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1884
Salilota australis Tadpole codling Southeast Pacific and Sou 50 TL 1878
Svetovidovia lucullus Northeast Atlantic. 50 SL 1953
Tripterophycis gilchristi Grenadier cod Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1902
Tripterophycis svetovidovi Brown grenadier cod South Atlantic 23.4 SL 1986



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