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Family: Gadidae Cods and haddocks



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24 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hansen, A.D.

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

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

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Eleginus nawaga
[Navaga]

Photo by García Rodríguez, M.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gadiculus argenteus Guichenot, 1850

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

Photo by Svensen, R.

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

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Gadiculus thori
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 119 cm TL
Gadus macrocephalus Tilesius, 1810

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

Photo by Morris, P.

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

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

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Arctic to Northwest Atlan
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Gadus ogac Richardson, 1836

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Gadus ogac
[Greenland cod]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
[Haddock]

Photo by Morris, P.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Morris, P.
 
Merlangius merlangus
[Whiting]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Microgadus proximus
[Pacific tomcod]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Microgadus tomcod
[Atlantic tomcod]

Photo by SeaFIC

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

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Micromesistius australis
[Southern blue whiting]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1827)

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

Photo by Ueberschär, B.

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

Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Pollachius pollachius
[Pollack]

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Pollachius virens
[Saithe]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Raniceps raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

North Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Theragra chalcogramma (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Theragra chalcogramma
[Alaska pollock]

Photo by Panther, T.

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

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

Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database

Mediterranean. [Country

Trisopterus capelanus (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database
 
Trisopterus capelanus
[]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Moreau, J.

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

Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Trisopterus luscus
[Pouting]

Photo by Coudre, C.

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

Photo by Coudre, C.
 
Trisopterus minutus
[Poor cod]
24 Species of Family Gadidae
(Cods and haddocks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1872 Arctogadus glacialis Arctic cod Arctic and Northeast Atla 32.5 TL
1774 Boreogadus saida Polar cod Circumpolar in the Arctic 40 TL
1810 Eleginus gracilis Saffron cod North Pacific 55 TL
1792 Eleginus nawaga Navaga Arctic 42 TL
1850 Gadiculus argenteus Silvery pout Northeast Atlantic 15 TL
1913 Gadiculus thori Northeast Atlantic 15 TL
1810 Gadus macrocephalus Pacific cod North Pacific 119 TL
1758 Gadus morhua Atlantic cod North Atlantic and Arctic 200 TL
1836 Gadus ogac Greenland cod Arctic to Northwest Atlan 77 TL
1758 Melanogrammus aeglefinus Haddock Northeast Atlantic 112 TL
1758 Merlangius merlangus Whiting Northeast Atlantic 70 TL
1854 Microgadus proximus Pacific tomcod Eastern Pacific 30.5 SL
1792 Microgadus tomcod Atlantic tomcod Northwest Atlantic 38.1 TL
1937 Micromesistius australis Southern blue whiting There are 2 disjunct popu 90 TL
1827 Micromesistius poutassou Blue whiting Northeast Atlantic 50 TL
1758 Pollachius pollachius Pollack Northeast Atlantic 130 TL
1758 Pollachius virens Saithe Eastern Atlantic 130 TL
1758 Raniceps raninus Tadpole fish Northeast Atlantic 27.5 TL
1814 Theragra chalcogramma Alaska pollock North Pacific 91 TL
1956 Theragra finnmarchica Norwegian pollock Northeast Atlantic 50 TL
1800 Trisopterus capelanus Mediterranean. [Country
1855 Trisopterus esmarkii Norway pout Northeast Atlantic 35 TL
1758 Trisopterus luscus Pouting Northeastern Atlantic 46 TL
1758 Trisopterus minutus Poor cod Northeastern Atlantic 40 TL



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