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Temporal range: Pliocene to present[1]
Gadella imberbis1.jpg
Beardless Codling (G. imberbis)
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Gadella (G. maraldi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Moridae
Genus: Gadella
R. T. Lowe, 1843
Type species
Gadella gracilis as a synonym of Gadella maraldi
Lowe, 1843

Gadella is a genus of morid cod. The species in this genus are characterised by the absence of a chin barbell, an anterior dorsal fin with 7-11 rays, a long based anal fin which has a straight profile, the outermost rays pf the pelvic fin are filamentous and extend a small distance beyond the membrane. They do not have a photophore. The Gadella codlings are found around the tropical and subtropical seas around the world on the outer continental shelf to the mid continental slope. They are of no interest to fisheries.[2]


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[3]

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  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ Daniel M. Cohen; Tadashi Inada; Tomio Iwamoto & Nadia Scialabba, eds. (1990). VOL.10 GADIFORM FISHES OF THE WORLD (Order Gadiformes) An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Cods, Hakes, Grenadiers and other Gadiform Fishes Known to Date (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. p. 358. ISBN 92-5-102890-7. Retrieved 2 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Gadella in FishBase. June 2012 version.