Mora moro

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Common mora
Mora moro (common mora).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae
Genus: Mora
A. Risso, 1827
Species: M. moro
Binomial name
Mora moro
(A. Risso, 1810)

Mora moro, the common mora, is a deep-sea fish, the only species in the genus Mora. It is found worldwide in temperate seas, at depths of between 300 and 2,500 m. Its length is up to about 80 cm. Other names in English include goodly-eyed cod, googly-eyed cod, and ribaldo.

In the month-long NORFANZ Expedition of 2003 which was examining the biodiversity of the seamounts and slopes of the Norfolk Ridge, 594 specimens averaging 1.25 kg (2.6 lb) were collected from 24 locations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NORFANZ Voyage Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Mora moro" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8