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Pollack or cod?

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2 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Ok. Another question.  

 

What do you see in the pic that IDs it as a pollack vs a cod?

The barring on the cod (2nd photo) is shadow. Cod are mottled, have a prominent barbel, eye is smaller and higher on the head. Adipose fin (considered a "third dorsal" on the diagram) and rear anal fin are almost mirror images, fore anal and dorsal fins are softly triangular, dorsal divided into a forward section and one above the fore anal fin. A distinct pelvic/ventral fin below the pectoral fins. Blunt caudal fin. Colors vary, but are earthy browns, greens and reds. 

 

Pollack are more elongated and steamlined, silvery to greenish, without mottling. The white lateral line is more prominent. Eye is smaller and more centered. Fins placed similarly to cod, but the fore anal fin is elongated, the dorsal are farther back, the the fore anal farther forward, and the adipose fin is larger than the anal fin. Fore dorsal quite triangular, the second dorsal is keel-like similar to the fore anal. Caudal fin is forked.

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codid.jpg

 

Oh, just noticed: pollock, underbite, cod overbite.

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2 hours ago, foxfai said:

Couple of times and only the ones I ate was bigger ones. (rarely get them on boat)

My grandmother adored them.  More so that stripers.   What did you think of them?    I know a few guys who use them when they make bouillabaisse.

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5 mins ago, bob_G said:

My grandmother adored them.  More so that stripers.   What did you think of them?    I know a few guys who use them when they make bouillabaisse.

They are excellent. Much much better than stripers.... almost like seabass type. Might be on par or better than tog. 

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2 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Ok. Another question.  

 

What do you see in the pic that IDs it as a pollack vs a cod?

I looked at the color. I thought pollack is more a gray colorish type and I am seeing copper/brown color. But I guess juvenile fish always looks a little different than adult ones. But with other photo I looked it's certainly pollack.

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9 mins ago, foxfai said:

They are excellent. Much much better than stripers.... almost like seabass type. Might be on par or better than tog. 

I believe they are in the tog family.

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1 hour ago, bob_G said:

I believe they are in the tog family.

They are both wrasses.

 

1 hour ago, PSegnatelli said:

@ermghoti thank you so much!  

We should have a fish/critter id section. 

White perch. :laugh:

 

1 hour ago, tj7501 said:

Not to mention the fact that if it were indeed cod, it had no business being in your cooler :)

I assumed that's how the discussion started.

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Pollack are variable in color as juveniles. Adults offshore in deep water are black and silver. Little ones inshore can be tinged greenish or reddish. 

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15 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Thank u.  Not something I see alot of here in CT. 

You’re not fishing around rocks. LIS is full of them.

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I've caught little ones. But not many.  

Never knew they got that big.  And never saw a red one.   

9 hours ago, MakoMike said:

You’re not fishing around rocks. LIS is full of them.

 

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On 6/29/2020 at 10:55 AM, bob_G said:

I believe they are in the tog family.

bergal is a member of the wrasse family.  not sure if tog is also in that classification

 

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