Brazilian codling

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, robust, thicker forward, ends in a thin caudal peduncle. Small head. Small eyes too. Small teeth in jaws and vomer. Short barb in the midline of the lower jaw. Two dorsal fins; the first one is of triangular form, very long and of small base; the second dorsal is of broad base and uniform height. Round caudal fin. Anal fin similar to the second dorsal, but lower and lower base. Coloration: reddish brown back, rinsing on the flanks, white belly with golden highlights. It measures up to 40 cm.

International Designations

France: 
Phycis brésilien
Portugal: 
Abrótea
UK: 
Brazilian codling
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKU
Scientific name: 
Urophycis brasiliensis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
6542