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Family: Gadidae Cods and haddocks



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Arctic and Northeast Atla
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Arctogadus glacialis (Peters, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Hansen, A.D.
 
Arctogadus glacialis
[Arctic cod]



Circumpolar in the Arctic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Boreogadus saida (Lepechin, 1774)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Boreogadus saida
[Polar cod]



Arctic to North Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Eleginus gracilis (Tilesius, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Eleginus gracilis
[Saffron cod]



Arctic
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Eleginus nawaga (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eleginus nawaga
[Navaga]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL
Gadiculus argenteus Guichenot, 1850

Photo by Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Gadiculus argenteus
[Silvery pout]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gadiculus thori Schmidt, 1913

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Gadiculus thori
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Gadus chalcogrammus Pallas, 1814

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Gadus chalcogrammus
[Alaska pollock]



Gadus ogac is repo
Max. Length 119 cm TL
Gadus macrocephalus Tilesius, 1810

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Gadus macrocephalus
[Pacific cod]



North Atlantic and Arctic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Morris, P.
 
Gadus morhua
[Atlantic cod]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
[Haddock]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 91.5 cm TL
Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Morris, P.
 
Merlangius merlangus
[Whiting]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Microgadus proximus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microgadus proximus
[Pacific tomcod]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38.1 cm TL
Microgadus tomcod (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microgadus tomcod
[Atlantic tomcod]



There are 2 disjunct popu
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Micromesistius australis Norman, 1937

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Micromesistius australis
[Southern blue whiting]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 55.5 cm TL
Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Micromesistius poutassou
[Blue whiting]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Pollachius pollachius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Pollachius pollachius
[Pollack]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Pollachius virens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Pollachius virens
[Saithe]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Raniceps raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Raniceps raninus
[Tadpole fish]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Theragra finnmarchica Koefoed, 1956

Photo by Photo by Panther, T.
 
Theragra finnmarchica
[Norwegian pollock]



Mediterranean. [Country
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Trisopterus capelanus (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database
 
Trisopterus capelanus
[]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Trisopterus esmarkii (Nilsson, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Trisopterus esmarkii
[Norway pout]



Northeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Trisopterus luscus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Trisopterus luscus
[Pouting]



Northeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Trisopterus minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Coudre, C.
 
Trisopterus minutus
[Poor cod]



23 species

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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 Arctic to 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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