Arctogadus glacialis (Peters, 1872)
Arctic cod
photo by Hansen, A.D.

Family:  Gadidae (Cods and haddocks)
Max. size:  32.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Arctic and Northeast Atlantic: widely distributed in western part of Arctic basin, also northwest and northeast coasts of Greenland.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. Chin barbels rudimentary or absent.
Biology:  Associated with ice (cryopelagic or epontic), found mainly in offshore waters, at or beyond the edge of the continental shelf (Ref. 1371). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 58426). Of little economic value (Ref. 1371).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.03.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.05.94

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