Micromesistius

Micromesistius

 

a genus of marine fishes of the family Gadidae. There are three dorsal fins and two anal fins. The lower jaw juts forward, and there are no barbels on the chin. The coloration is silver, except for the top of the body, which is darker, of a grayish violet hue. There are two species, each found in polar regions. M. poutassou is distributed in the North Atlantic (from Morocco to Spitsbergen), and M. australis is found from the southern shores of Argentina and Chile southward (during summer migrations) to Antarctica. M. australis was also recently observed off New Zealand. M. poutassou may reach a length of 46 cm, and M. australis 65 cm. There are pelagic forms. Both species feed on small fish and crustaceans. They are commercially valuable. Their taste is similar to that of hake, and the liver is rich in fat and vitamins A and D.

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The in vitro effect of EO was examined using L3 larvae of Anisakis collected by dissecting Micromesistius poutassou (blue whiting).
3] larvae of Anisakis type 1 were collected by dissecting Micromesistius poutassou (blue whiting), selecting only larvae with a length > 2.
Distribution and feeding of blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou larvae in relation to different water masses in the Porcupine Bank area, west of Ireland.
North Atlantic blue whiting mince, Micromesistius poutassou, was recovered with a Sepematic 2000 (Modernpack Hoppe GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Ger.
obtained from the host Micromesistius poutassou (blue whiting) from the Northern Iberian Peninsula.
L3) was obtained from the host Micromesistius poutassou (blue whiting).