Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Gadidae > Genus: Gadus > Species: Gadus macrocephalus

Pacific cod - Gadus macrocephalus Tilesius, 1810

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bacalao del Pacifico Spanish Fishbase
Bacalhau-do-Pacifico Portuguese Fishbase
Bacalhau-do-Pacífico-norte Portuguese Fishbase
Bakalar Serbian Fishbase
Bakaliáros Greek Fishbase
Cod de Pacific Romanian Fishbase
Dorsz pacyficzny Polish Fishbase
Gados Greek Fishbase
Hering de primavara Romanian Fishbase
Kyrrahafs-porskur Icelandic Fishbase
Merluzzo del Pacifico Italian Fishbase
Morina Turkish Fishbase
Morue du Pacifique French Fishbase
Pacific cod English Fishbase
Pacifische kabeljauw Dutch Fishbase
Pasifik morinasi Turkish Fishbase
Pazifischer Kabeljau German Fishbase
Porskur Icelandic Fishbase
Siko Greek Fishbase
Stillahavstorsk Swedish Fishbase
Tikhookeanskaya treska Russian Fishbase
Tyynenmerenturska Finnish Fishbase
Ugotica Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus pygmaeus Pallas, 1814
Gadus auratus Cope, 1873
Gadus brandti Hilgendorf, 1875
Gadus callarias macrocephalus Schmidt, 1904
Gadus morhua macrocephalus Berg, 1933
Gadus morhua (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Eleginus navaga (non Kölreuter, 1770)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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