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Blue ling

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Very long and relatively rigid body. Bearded head, with large, protruding eyes. Lower jaw longer than upper jaw; barbel shorter than eye diameter. Back gray-brown, grading to white ventrally. Posterior portions of vertical fins dark with pale margins.

FAO code
Molva dypterygia
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Blauleng
France Lingue bleue
Italy Molva azzurra
Portugal Maruca azul
United Kingdom Blue ling
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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