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Pacific Tomcod

Microgadus proximus (Girard 1854)

Diagnostic Description

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Body olive green dorsally, pale ventrally; fins dusky marginally.
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous, sexes are separate (Ref. 205).
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Migration

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Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 46 - 54; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 38 - 46
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Biology

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Generally found over sand (Ref. 1371). May enter brackish water (Ref. 1371). Young move into shallow waters in summer and fall, whereas adults usually stay in deeper waters (Ref. 28499). Feeds on shrimps, amphipods, isopods, gastropods, mussels and fishes (Ref. 1371). An important prey species (Ref. 2850).
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; price category: very high; price reliability: unreliable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this order
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Microgadus proximus

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Microgadus proximus, also commonly known as Pacific tomcod, is a type of cod fish found in North American coastal waters from the southeastern Bering Sea to central California. This species can reach a length of 30.5 cm (12.0 in).[1]

Their diet of the Pacific tomcod includes anchovies, shrimp, worms, and other small marine invertebrates.

Pacific tomcod are occasionally taken by recreational anglers. This is usually incidental to fishing for other species of fish as they are relatively small in size.

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2016). "Microgadus proximus" in FishBase. April 2016 version.
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Microgadus proximus: Brief Summary

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Microgadus proximus, also commonly known as Pacific tomcod, is a type of cod fish found in North American coastal waters from the southeastern Bering Sea to central California. This species can reach a length of 30.5 cm (12.0 in).

Their diet of the Pacific tomcod includes anchovies, shrimp, worms, and other small marine invertebrates.

Pacific tomcod are occasionally taken by recreational anglers. This is usually incidental to fishing for other species of fish as they are relatively small in size.

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