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Coalfish (Pollachius Virens) Record

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COALFISH, POLLACHIUS VIRENS
2 4 10.90 24.0 Henningsvaer Norway 100811 N Hearn
4 8 16.00 35.4 Henningsvaer Norway 200811 N Hearn
6 12 17.65 38.15 Meloysuwdet Norway 150978 R. Nilson
8 16 19.40 42.12 Bodo Norway 280793 M. Rasmussen
10 20 15.90 35.1 Saltstraumen Norway 190788 M. Karlsson
15 30 17.20 37.15 Saltstraumen Norway 140788 R. Zachrison
24 50 18.62 41.1 Saltstraumen Norway 251099 J. Vannar
AT AT 22.88 50.7 Froya Norway 120804 M. Fryk
*SH SH 16.60 36.9 Saltstraumen Norway 260999 J. Vannar

Coalfish (Pollachius Virens)

is very similar to the Pollack, with it's three rounded dorsal fins and two anal fins. The lower jaw is approximately equal to the upper jaw, although it may extend marginally further in larger specimens. The chin barbel is minute or even absent in larger fish. The eyes are small in comparison to the overall head dimensions.The pale lateral line is straight, or only slightly curved. The back is a darkish olive green, to brownish green or blue, that contrasts with the silvery grey / white of the sides and belly.

Coalfish (Pollachius Virens) is a mid-water feeder, with diet mainly consisting of crustaceans and small fish when young, with a fish dominated diet, consisting of Sandeel, Gobies, Herring, and small Gadids, when older.

 

Coalfish (Pollachius Virens)

 
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