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

Codling - Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Almindelig torsk Danish Fishbase
An trosc Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Bacalao Spanish Fishbase
Bacalao del Atlántico Spanish Fishbase
Bacalhau Portuguese Fishbase
Bacalhau-do-Atlântico Portuguese Fishbase
Bakalar Serbian Fishbase
Bakaliáros Greek Fishbase
Cabillaud French Fishbase
Cod Romanian Fishbase
Codling English Fishbase
Dorsch German Fishbase
Dorsz Polish Fishbase
Dorsz a. watlusz Polish Fishbase
Dorsz atlantycki Polish Fishbase
Dorsz kildynski Polish Fishbase
Gádos Greek Fishbase
Haberdine English Fishbase
Kabel-jauw Dutch Fishbase
Kabeljau German Fishbase
Klippfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Menca Latvian Fishbase
Merluzzo bianco Italian Fishbase
Morue French Fishbase
Morue commune French Fishbase
Morue de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Morue franche French Fishbase
Pesce lesso in pallette Italian Fishbase
Skrei Norwegian Fishbase
Stoccafisso Italian Fishbase
Torrfisk Swedish Fishbase
Torsk Danish Fishbase
Torsk Norwegian Fishbase
Torsk Swedish Fishbase
Turska Finnish Fishbase
Ugotica Serbian Fishbase
Visballen Dutch Fishbase
Visballetjes Dutch Fishbase
Watlusz Polish Fishbase
Zoutevis Dutch Fishbase
þorskur Icelandic Fishbase
Synonym Author
Morhua punctatus Fleming, 1828
Morrhua americana Storer, 1839
Gadus callarias Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus morhua kildinensis Berg, 1933
Gadus morhua morhua Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus vertagus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus heteroglossus Walbaum, 1792
Morhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Gadus arenosus Mitchill, 1815
Gadus rupestris Mitchill, 1815
Gadus nanus Faber, 1829
Gadus callarias kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
Gadus morhua callarias Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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FishBase FishBase
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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