Moridae

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Moridae
Laemonema barbatulum.jpg
Shortbeard codling, Laemonema barbatulum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae
Moreau, 1881
Genera

Antimora
Auchenoceros
Eeyorius
Eretmophorus
Gadella
Guttigadus
Halargyreus
Laemonema
Lepidion
Lotella
Mora
Notophycis
Physiculus
Pseudophycis
Rhynchogadus
Salilota
Svetovidovia
Tripterophycis

The Moridae are a family of cod-like fishes, known as codlings, hakelings, and moras.

Morids are marine fishes found throughout the world, and may be found at depths to 2,500 m (8,200 ft), although most prefer shallower waters. In appearance, they greatly resemble the typical cods, from which can only be distinguished by their skeletal features and the structure of the swim bladder.[1]

They grow up to 90 cm (35 in) long (red codling, Pseudophycis bachus).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Daniel M. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Moridae" in FishBase. February 2006 version.