Cod, Pacific

COD, PACIFIC (Gadus macrocephalus), also known as true cod or grey cod, grows to a length of more than 115 cm and a weight of 22.7 kg. Distinguished by 3 separate dorsal fins and a prominent barbel (fleshy filament) below the lower jaw, it lives from southern California north around the PACIFIC RIM and south to Japan and Korea. In the winter and spring, Pacific cod dwell along the ocean's shelf edge and upper slope at depths of 100–200 m. Here they overwinter; they spawn between Jan and Apr...

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