Species catalogue

Cod

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Robust body with long barbell on chin. Very large head and small eyes. Prominent upper jaw. 3 dorsal fins, very close together at base. The color of the back is variable, generally yellowish brown, greenish or gray with spots. It weighs up to 45 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
COD
Specie
Gadus morhua
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Kabeljau
China 大西洋鳕
France Morue commune
Italy Merluzzo bianco
Portugal Bacalhau
United Kingdom Cod
Japan Taiseiyo tara
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Hooks
Aquaculture
Trawls
Purse seines
Gillnets
Gillnets
Hooks
Purse seines
Trawls

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