The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

East Siberian Cod (Arctogadus borisovi)

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East Siberian Cod (Arctogadus borisovi) – a fish of the Gadidae family. Its length is up to 56 cm and maximum weight is up to 1.5 kg. The back is dark olive, the sides are gray, and the belly is with numerous dark spots. E.S.C. prefers cold water more than any other species from the family; lives in schools close to the coast; enters freshwater in river estuaries; matures at 4–5 years; spawns in summer, in the coastal area; feeds on invertebrates and fish; and lives in the Arctic Ocean seas east from the Yenisei Bay.

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