Saffron Cod

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Saffron Cod

 

(Eleginus gracilis), a fish of the family Gadidae. The maximum length of the saffron cod is 50 cm, but its average length is 30-35 cm, and it weighs up to 0.5 kg. (It is larger than the navaga.) It is distributed in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, and it is found in the seas along the eastern shores of the USSR. The saffron cod enters waters of low salinity and even fresh water. Its spawning time is from December to February, and its fertility ranges from 25,000 to 210,000 eggs. It is a commercial fish.

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