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MORID CODS
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Overview
Main identification features
  • body long, tapering;large eye
  • dorsal fin and a: very long bases, not joined to c
  • tail base slender; tail fin small
  • chin: +/- barbel
  • pelvic=filament before pectoral
FAMILY MORIDAE

MORA CODS

Body tapering to a very narrow tail base; large eye; gill openings wide, extending above pectoral fins; few on no teeth on front of roof of mouth; fins without spines; 1-2 dorsal fins; 1-2 anal fins; pelvic fins under end of opercle, not very close together; tail fin separate from dorsal and anal fins, symmetrical; scales round, overlapping, not set at right angles, lateral line complete.

This occurs in tropical to temperate areas worldwide, usually in deep water; there are ~90 species in 18 genera. Our region contains 2 endemic species in one genus of shallow water forms.


References
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  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
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  • García-Rodríguez , F. J. and Aurioles-Gamboa, D., 1997., Contribución al conocimiento de la diversidad íctica en la Bahía de La Paz por … lobo marino de California, Zalophus californianus californianus. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:151-162.
  • Gilbert, C.H., 1890., A preliminary report on the fishes collected by the steamer "Albatross" on the Pacific coast of North America during the year 1889, with descriptions of twelve new genera and ninety-two new species., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 13:49-126.
  • Hildebrand , S.F. and Barton, O., 1949., A collection of fishes from Talara, Perú., Smithsonian Miscellaneus Collections, 111:1-36.
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