Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Gadiformes > Gadidae > Eleginus > Eleginus nawaga

Eleginus nawaga (Wachna cod; Navaga; Atlantic navaga; Arctic saffron; Arctic cod)

Synonyms: Eleginus navaga; Eleginus navaga karaënsis; Eleginus navaga navaga; Eleginus nawaga karaënsis; Gadus callarias nawaga; Gadus navaga; Gadus nawaga
Language: Danish; Finnish; French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

The navaga (Eleginus nawaga) is a relatively small species of fish in the cod family Gadidae. It inhabits the European arctic and subarctic waters of the Barents, White, and Kara Seas, from the Kola Bay to the Ob River estuary. The navaga is commercially fished mainly in the winter in the bays of the White Sea. The European navaga is a close relative of the saffron cod (E. gracilis), a Pacific sister species.
View Wikipedia Record: Eleginus nawaga


Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary IV 15335601 Nunavut, Canada

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]
Eleginus nawaga (Wachna cod)[2]


Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga)[3]
Eleginus nawaga (Wachna cod)[2]
Myoxocephalus quadricornis (Alaska fourhorn sculpin)[2]
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)[2]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[4]
Bothriocephalus scorpii[4]
Brachyphallus crenatus[4]
Contracaecum aduncum[4]
Corynosoma strumosum[4]
Diphyllobothrium plerocercoid <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinorhynchus gadi[4]
Hemiurus levinseni[4]
Lepidapedon gadi[4]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[4]
Pyramicocephalus phocarum[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[4]


Alaska (USA); Arctic Ocean; Arctic: White, Barents and Kara seas and from the Kola Bay to the Ob inlet.; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Beaufort Sea; Chukchi Sea; East Siberian Sea; Former USSR - Inland waters; Laptev Sea; Russian Federation;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Delphinapterus leucas, Barbara E. Stewart and Robert E. A. Stewart, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 336, pp. 1-8 (1989)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access