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Gadus macrocephalus

Gadus macrocephalus (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Paracanthopterygii
Ordo: Gadiformes
Familia: Gadidae
Genus: Gadus
Species: Gadus macrocephalus


Gadus macrocephalus Tilesius, 1810


* Tilesius, W. G. von, 1810. Piscium Camtschaticorum "Terpuck" et "Wachnja." Descriptiones et icones. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg v. 2: 335-372, Pl. 15.
* Gadus macrocephalus Report on ITIS

Vernacular names
English: Pacific kod
日本語: マダラ
Polski: dorsz pacyficzny
Türkçe: Pasifik morinası


The Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus, is an important commercial food species. It is also known as gray cod, gray goo, gray wolf, grayest or grayfish. It has three separate dorsal fins, and the catfish-like whiskers on its lower jaw. In appearance, it is similar to the Atlantic Cod. A bottom dweller, it is found mainly along the continental shelf and upper slopes with a range around the rim of the North Pacific Ocean, from the Yellow Sea to the Bering Strait, along the Aleutian Islands, and south to about Los Angeles, down to the depths of 900 meters. May grow up to 48–49 cm and weigh up to 15 kg. It is found in huge schools. In Northwest Pacific catches of Pacific cod by the USA trawl fishery and joint-venture fisheries increased from less than 1,000 t in 1979 to nearly 91,000 t in 1984 and reached 430,196 t in 1995. Today, catches are tightly regulated and the Pacific cod quota is split among fisheries that use hook and line gear, pots, and bottom trawls.


* "Gadus macrocephalus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=164711. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Gadus macrocephalus" in FishBase. November 2005 version.

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