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Rough-head grenadier

Order Gadiformes
Family Macrouridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. The snout is pointed and the small mouth is set far back on the lower side of the head with a short barbel underneath. There are 3 to 5 rows of sharp teeth in the upper jaw and 1 or 2 rows in the lower jaw. The eye is large and bulbous.There are two dorsal fins. The body is covered in large ridged, spiny scales. Gray color (darker ventrally, anal fin with dark border, first dorsal fin and dark pectoral fin).

FAO code
Macrourus berglax
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Rauhköpfiger Grenadierfisch
China 北大西洋长尾鳕
France Grenadier gris
Italy Granatiere
Portugal Lagartixa-cabeça áspera
United Kingdom Rough-head grenadier
Japan Nezumi
Fishing areas
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