Species catalogue


Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Pelagic fish of great size. Very similar to pollock (Pollachius pollachius), but unlike him, it has 35 to 40 gill rakers. The chin barb is small but well visible, the caudal fin is forked. The back and top of the head are dark olive green, sometimes brown or black, yellowish gray flanks and silvery white belly. Colour: brownish-green dorsally, only slightly paler ventrally; fins coloured like the body, except for pelvics which are pale; lateral line pale. Size: 130 cm. Weight: 14 kg.

FAO code
Pollachius virens
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Seelachs
China 青鳕
France Lieu noir
Italy Merluzzo carbonaro
Portugal Paloco
United Kingdom Saithe
Japan Taiseiyo porakku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Purse seines

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