Common Name(s): Whiting
Usual Size: 40cm
UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: 27cm Boat: 27cm
Belongs to the Cod family, but has a more slender build than either Cod or Haddock.
The body has three dorsal and two anal fins.
First anal fin starts vertically beneath the centre of the first dorsal fin, and finishes level with the end of the second dorsal fin.
The pectoral fin has a small but distinct black spot at it's base.
The body colouration is divided, with the upper part often taking a golden olive green hue, and the sides and belly, a silvery sheen with a very pale bluish white. Lateral line tends to divide the colouration, and is itself a pale brown.
The upper jaw is longer than the lower, and normally lacks a barbel on the chin (except for very young fish (<5mm in length), in which it is very small.). The mouth tends to be large in relation to head size.
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