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Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua Length to 1m<br />
Distinctive fish with a proportionately large head. Young in particular venture into inshore waters, especially in winter months. Adult is brown above, slivery below, marbled with golden spots and yellowish hue on flanks. Has 3 dorsal fins and 2 anal fins. Lower jaw is shorter than upper with long barbel. Widespread and fairly common, least so where fished commercially.
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Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua Length to 1m
Distinctive fish with a proportionately large head. Young in particular venture into inshore waters, especially in winter months. Adult is brown above, slivery below, marbled with golden spots and yellowish hue on flanks. Has 3 dorsal fins and 2 anal fins. Lower jaw is shorter than upper with long barbel. Widespread and fairly common, least so where fished commercially.

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Date: 6 Apr 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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