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Gadus ogac

Gadus ogac (Public Library of Science journal)

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 ogac


* Gadus ogac Richardson, 1836


* Gadus morhua maris-albi Derjugin, 1920
* Gadus callarias marisalbi Derjugin, 1920
* Gadus morhua marisalbi Derjugin, 1920
* Gadus morhua ogac Richardson, 1836
* Gadus ogat Krøyer, 1847
* Gadus ovak Reinhardt, 1837


* Richardson, J. 1836. The Fish. In: Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under the command of Sir John Franklin, R.N. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: ... Part 3: i-xv + 1-327, Pls. 74-97.
* Gadus ogac Report on ITIS

Vernacular name
English: Greenland cod
Polski: ogak, dorsz grenlandzki
Türkçe: Grönland morinası


The Greenland cod, Gadus ogac, known variously as rock cod, ogac and uvac is a commercially harvested food fish.

In colour the Greenland cod is generally sombre, ranging from tan to brown to silvery. Its appearance is similar to that of other cod species; generally heavy-bodied, elongate, usually with a stout caudal peduncle. They can grow to a length of 80 cm.

They are bottom fishes inhabiting inshore waters and continental shelves, up to depths of 200 m. Their range covers the Arctic Ocean and Northwest Atlantic Ocean from Alaska to West Greenland, then south along the Canadian coast to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cape Breton Island generally from 45 to 75 degrees north.

Their wholesome flesh is whitish and flaky but firmer and tougher and less desirable than that of the Atlantic cod. The stock of Greenland cod has been strongly reduced in recent years.


* "Gadus ogac". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=164717. Retrieved 11 March 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Gadus ogac" in FishBase. 10 2005 version.

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