Atlantic Tomcod, Microgadus tomcod

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Distribution:

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Description:

Colour is patchy brown to olive with yellow or green shades, lightening to greyish or white belly.  The lateral line is generally white and curves over  the pectoral fins.  Three dorsal fins, bases of near equal length; 2 anal fins, caudal is rounded. The second ray of pectoral fins is twice the length of the other rays.  Tomcod have a single barbel at the tip of the lower jaw.

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Similar Species:

Burbot