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Gadus morhua
(Atlantic cod)

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Gadus morhua (Atlantic cod)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Gadus morhua
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Atlantic cod
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758

Preferred Common Name

  • Atlantic cod

Other Scientific Names

  • Gadus arenosus Mitchill, 1815
  • Gadus callarias Linnaeus, 1758
  • Gadus callarias kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
  • Gadus heteroglossus Walbaum, 1792
  • Gadus morhua callarias Linnaeus, 1758
  • Gadus morhua kildinensis Berg, 1933
  • Gadus morhua morhua Linnaeus, 1758
  • Gadus morrhua Linnaeus, 1758
  • Gadus nanus Faber, 1829
  • Gadus ruber Lacepède, 1803
  • Gadus rupestris Mitchill, 1815
  • Gadus vertagus Walbaum, 1792
  • Morhua punctatus Fleming, 1828
  • Morhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828
  • Morrhua americana Storer, 1839
  • Morrhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828

International Common Names

  • English: bacalao; bacaleau; baccalao; baccale; baccalo; bank cod; bank fish; bastard; berry fish; bim fish; blackBerry fish; brazil fish; breeder; broken fish; bull dog; christmas fish; cod; cod, Atlantic; codd; codde; cod-fish; codfish brick; codling; core fish; corre fish; cut-tail; dry fish; duffy; dum fish; dumb fish; dun fish; eating fish; fall cure; fall fish; fish; fish ball; fish dumpling; floater fish; floaters fish; foots; foxy tom-cod; full cured fish; full pickle fish; gaspé cure; green fish; grog fish; haberdine; half-saved; harbour tom-cod; hard cure; hard-dry; heavy fish; heavy salt; heavy salted; hen; inshore cod; italian; jersey fish; jigger fish; kil'din cod; klipfish; klippfish; labrador cure; labrador fish; lady day fish; laggy; lap tail; leggy; loader; logy fish; madeira; merchantable; mother fish; mud fish; newfoundland fish; northern cod; old soaker; pea; pink fish; poor john; puerto rico fish; red-cod; refuse fish; rounder; salt fish; salt-bulk; saltfish; schrod; scrad; scraud; scrawd; screwed fish; scrod; seal-head cod; semi-dry; shoal cod; shoal fish; shore cod; shore fish; shore labrador; slop; snig; snub; snubby; soaker; soft cure; soft cured; spanish fish; split; stockfish; straits fish; strip; summer cod-fish; summer fish; swallow; swallow tail; tally fish; thirds; tom-cod; trap cod; trap fish; west india; west indian; winter fish
  • Spanish: albondiga de pescado; bacalao; bacalao del Atlántico; bacalao salado amarillo
  • French: brandade; cabillaud; morue; morue commune; morue de l'Atlantique; morue franche
  • Russian: atlanticheskaya treska; treska

Local Common Names

  • Canada: ogac
  • Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador: ugak; uugak
  • Canada/Quebec: ogac; ovak
  • Denmark: almindelig torsk; fiskeboller; gaspévirket klipfisk; hvidvirket klipfisk; klipfisk; saltfisk; stokfisk; torsk
  • Finland: kalapulla; kalliokala; lipeäkala; turska
  • Germany: Brisoletten; Dorsch; Fischfrikadellen; Fischklops; Fischkloss; Hartsalzung; Kabeljau; Klippfisch; Laberdan; Salzfisch; Stockfisch; Stückenfisch
  • Greece: bakaliáros; gádos
  • Greenland: kabliau; saarullik; saraudlik; saraudlirksoak; sârugdligaraq; sârugdlik; sâugdlik
  • Iceland: fiskibollur; lutfiskur; þorskur
  • Ireland: an trosc
  • Isle of Man (UK): boiddagh
  • Italy: baccalà bianco portoghese; baccalà portoghese giallo; baccalà san Giovanni; merluzzo bianco; pesce lesso in pallette; stoccafisso
  • Japan: gyodan; kanyu no niziru; madara; tara; uo-dango; uo-miso
  • Latvia: menca
  • Netherlands: geweekte stokvis; kabeljauw; klipvis; labberdaan; stokvis; visballen; visballetjes; zoutevis
  • Norway: bernfisk; buoiddesguolli; fot; klippfisk; lutefisk; skrei; stokkfisk; tararunuk; torsk; vuotnaguolli
  • Poland: dorsz; dorsz a. watlusz; dorsz atlantycki; dorsz baltycki; dorsz kildynski; pomuchel; watlusz
  • Portugal: almôndega de peixe; amarelo cure; bacalhau; bacalhau-do-Atlântico; branco cure; cura branca; cura do gaspé
  • Romania: cod
  • Spain: bacallà
  • Sweden: fiskbullar; lutfisk; torrfisk; torsk
  • Turkey: balik köftesi
  • Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): bakalar; ugotica

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Gadiformes
  •                         Family: Gadidae
  •                             Genus: Gadus
  •                                 Species: Gadus morhua

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

References

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Froese R; Pauly D, 2004. FishBase DVD. Penang, Malaysia: Worldfish Center. Online at www.fishbase.org.

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Froese R, Pauly D, 2004. FishBase. http://www.fishbase.org

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