Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 143–147

On the finding of a rare species—Norwegian pollock Theragra finnmarchica Koefoed, 1956 (Gadidae)—in the Barents Sea


DOI: 10.1134/S0032945210020013

Cite this article as:
Privalikhin, A.M. & Norvillo, G.V. J. Ichthyol. (2010) 50: 143. doi:10.1134/S0032945210020013


A description of a rare representative of the family Gadidae—the Norwegian pollock Theragra finnmarchica Koefoed, 1956—is given. The Norwegian pollock caught in November 2004 in the Barents Sea off Nadezhda Island is the first individual of this species officially recorded in Russia. At the present time, reliable information is available about 42 caught individuals of this species. A review was performed of evidence on the history of study and modern concepts of the origin, biology, and distribution of Norwegian pollock.

Key words

Norwegian pollockamphiboreal distributionmorphologyecological specific featureshistory of studies

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)MoscowRussia