Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Gadiformes > Gadidae > Pollachius > Pollachius pollachius

Pollachius pollachius (Pollock; Pollak; Pollack; Margate hake; Lythe; Greenfish; Green pollack; Grass whiting; European pollock; Dover hake; Coalfish; Callagh)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic or European pollock (Pollachius pollachius) is a species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. FAO uses English name pollack for this species. Together with Pollachius virens, it may also be referred to as pollock. Other names include European pollock, lieu jaune, and lythe. It is common in the north-eastern parts of the Northern Atlantic, including the Bay of Biscay and North Sea. Adults can grow up to 130 centimetres (51 in) and weigh up to 18.1 kilograms (40 lb), although more commonly their maximum length is 75 centimetres (30 in).
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Adult Weight [1]  21.947 lbs (9.955 kg)
Maximum Longevity [3]  8 years
Migration [2]  Oceano-estuarine

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Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; Estonia; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Latvia; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Norway, the Faeroes, and Iceland to the Bay of Biscay. Reported from Estonia (Ref. 33247).; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Portugal; Sweden; Tagus; United Kingdom;

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Jorrit 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.
5PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DIET OF FOUR GADOID FISHES IN A FJORD OF WESTERN NORWAY, A.G. Vea Salvanes, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, C.M. 1986/G: 71, Demersal Fish Committee
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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