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Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou; Couch's whiting; Blue whiting)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou, one of the two species in the genus Micromesistius in the cod family, is common in the northeast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Iceland and Spitsbergen. It also occurs in the northern parts of the Mediterranean, where it may be locally abundant.Blue whiting also occur in the northwest Atlantic Ocean between Canada and Greenland, but is considered rare. It has a long, narrow body and a silvery underbody. The fish can attain a length of more than 40 cm. The average length of blue whiting caught off the west shores of the UK is 31 cm.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.008 lbs (457 g)
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 7 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 7 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
North Bull Island Nature Reserve IV 3544 Ireland  

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Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Baltic Sea; Barents Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Croatia; Denmark; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Greenland; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Italy; Le Danois Bank; Lebanon; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea south through the eastern Norwegian Sea, around Iceland, then in the western Mediterranean, and south along the African coast to Cape Bojador. Northwest Atlantic: southern Greenland and off southeast Canada and the north; Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea south through the eastern Norwegian Sea, around Iceland, then in the western Mediterranean, and south along the African coast to Cape Bojador. Northwest Atlantic: southern Greenland and off southeast Canada and the northeastern coast of the USA.; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Portugal; Russian Federation; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; West Greenland Shelf; Western Sahara;

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