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Brazilian codling

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, robust, thicker forward, ends in a thin caudal peduncle. Small head. Small eyes too. Small teeth in jaws and vomer. Short barb in the midline of the lower jaw. Two dorsal fins; the first one is of triangular form, very long and of small base; the second dorsal is of broad base and uniform height. Round caudal fin. Anal fin similar to the second dorsal, but lower and lower base. Coloration: reddish brown back, rinsing on the flanks, white belly with golden highlights. It measures up to 40 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
HKU
Specie
Urophycis brasiliensis
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
France Phycis brésilien
Portugal Abrótea
United Kingdom Brazilian codling
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