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Black cod

Order Scorpaeniformes
Family Anoplopomatidae

Marine fish with elongated body. Dorsal fins well separated; second dorsal fin, subequal to anal in size and form, and opposite in position. Anal fin with 3 spines. Adults are blackish or greenish gray above; usually with slightly paler blotches on upper back; paler below often greenish, with faint stripes on back. Young under 15 cm are blue, black above; white below. Occasionally solid yellow, albino, or other unusual colors.

FAO code
Anoplopoma fimbria
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Kohlenfisch
France Morue charbonnière
Italy Merluzzo dell’Alasca
Portugal Peixe carvao do Pacífico
United Kingdom Black cod
Japan Gindara
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