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Boreogadus saida (Polar cod; Cod; Arctic cod)

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Boreogadus saida, known as the polar cod or as the Arctic cod, is a fish of the cod family Gadidae, related to the true cod (genus Gadus). Another fish species for which both the common names Arctic cod and polar cod are used is Arctogadus glacialis. B. saida feeds on plankton and krill. It is in turn the primary food source for narwhals, belugas, ringed seals, and seabirds. They are fished commercially in Russia.
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Maximum Longevity [2]  7 years
Migration [1]  Oceanodromous
Male Maturity [3]  2 years 6 months

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