Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Gadidae
(Cods and haddocks)
Etymology: Trisopterus: Greek, tris = thrice + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335). More on author: Linnaeus.
The species has been long thought to be present in the Mediteranean in sympatry with Trisopterus capelanus, sometimes both as subspecies. See Delling et al. (2011: Ref. 90172) for the latest revision of the genus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 440 m (Ref. 57178), usually 15 - 200 m. Temperate; 66°N - 28°N, 13°W - 36°E
Northeastern Atlantic: Trondheim Fjord and the Faeroe Islands to Portugal and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco (Ref. 1371). Not present in the Mediterranean (Ref. 90172).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 13.4, range 10 - 26 cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4645); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 72488)
spines: 0. Chin barbel well developed. Body brownish yellow dorsally, becoming paler ventrally; a dark blotch is at the base of the pectoral fin.
Occurs mostly from 15 to 200 m in the Atlantic on muddy or sandy bottoms. Feeds on crustaceans, small fish, and polychaetes (Ref. 1371). Used in the production of fish meal, and in southern Europe as a human food (Ref. 35388).
Oviparous, sexes are separate (Ref. 205).
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.2 - 13, mean 10 °C (based on 1312 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00640 - 0.00821), b=3.10 (3.06 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 2.7 (2.2 - 4.2) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 12 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.18; tm=1; tmax=6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .