Blue ling

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Very long and relatively rigid body. Bearded head, with large, protruding eyes. Lower jaw longer than upper jaw; barbel shorter than eye diameter. Back gray-brown, grading to white ventrally. Posterior portions of vertical fins dark with pale margins.

International Designations

Germany: 
Blauleng
France: 
Lingue bleue
Italy: 
Molva azzurra
Portugal: 
Maruca azul
UK: 
Blue ling
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
BLI
Scientific name: 
Molva dypterygia
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
4867
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC