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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Descripcion de embriones y de areas de reproduccion de los granaderos Macruronus whitsoni y Coelorhynchus fasciatus, de la polaca Micromesistius australis y del bacalao austral Salilota australis en la zona patagonica y fueguina del Atlantico Sudoccidental.
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.
2006), who found that the diet of a similar species, the black anglerfish Lophius budegassa from the North Atlantic coast of Spain, included mainly small benthic teleost fish such as the blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou, the greater forkbeard Phycis blennoides and the European hake Merluccius merluccius.
Some important genera that do not belong to these two families are Mallotus of the osmerid family (Salmonidae) and Micromesistius, including the blue whiting (M.
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).
and Soviet EEZ's is being reduced, howeveer, other demersal species such as hoki, Macruronus novaezelandiae, and blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou, as well as pelagic-species such as jack mackerel, Trachurus japonicus, and sardine, Sardinia melanostrichus, are also being used in surimi production (Table 3).
Otolith shape analysis as a tool for stock identification of the southern blue whiting, Micromesistius australis