Arctic Cod

Boreogadus saida

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Arctic Cod
Scientific Name: 
Boreogadus saida
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Taxonomy
Group: 
Fish
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Chordata
Class: 
Actinopterygii
Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Gadidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0

Economic/Human Considerations

fisheries: highly commercial (W107). Critical part of arctic marine food chain, limited commercial and local food use (R131).
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Habitat
Marine(BSC5); Env:demersal; oceanodromous; brackish; marine ; depth range 0-731m. Clim: polar; 85°N-54°N, 180°W-180°E. Onshore-offshore movements are associated with spawning and movements of the ice. Feeds mostly on epibenthic mysids, also amphipods, copepods and fishes (W017). Cryopelagic or epontic, surface to 1383m, eats crustaceans, plankton, fish eggs and fish (R131)
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Distribution

Ecozones

Arctic Ocean, Beaufort Sea Amundsen Gulf, Arctic Basin, Viscount Melville Sea Region, High Arctic Sea Archipelago
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Distribution

Score: 
EH
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Number of Occurrences

25+ (along coast near Mackenzie Delta to Banks and Prince Patrick Isl.
Score: 
CE
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Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Population

Population Size

Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.22; tm=2-5; Fec=30,000)(W017). 40cm(R131)
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Threats

Threats

Score: 
C
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Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
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General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
Very abundant (R131)
S Rank: 
S4S5
Decision Process Description: 
Reviewed in 2010 by DFO; no change.Draft rank by DFO in 2015, modified from not assessed to secure
Last Updated: 
July 22, 2015

References

Economic Status

  • Coad B.W. and Reist J.D. (2004) Annotated List of the Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada.. DFO, Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2674 - R131 Return
  • FishBase (2004) Fish Base, accessed Nov 5, 2004. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2004 www.fishbase.org, version (09/2004) - W017 Return

Ecozones

  • Hunter, J.G., Leach, S.T. McAllister, D.E. and Steigerwald, M.B. (1984) A distributional atlas of records of the marine fishes of Arctic Canada in the Naitonal Museums of Canada and Arctic Biological Station.. National Museum of Natural Sciences Syllogeus 52 RWED Library QL 626.5 . N67D57 - BSC5 Return
  • Coad B.W. and Reist J.D. (2004) Annotated List of the Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada.. DFO, Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2674 - R131 Return

Habitat

  • Hunter, J.G., Leach, S.T. McAllister, D.E. and Steigerwald, M.B. (1984) A distributional atlas of records of the marine fishes of Arctic Canada in the Naitonal Museums of Canada and Arctic Biological Station.. National Museum of Natural Sciences Syllogeus 52 RWED Library QL 626.5 . N67D57 - BSC5 Return
  • Coad B.W. and Reist J.D. (2004) Annotated List of the Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada.. DFO, Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2674 - R131 Return
  • FishBase (2004) Fish Base, accessed Nov 5, 2004. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2004 www.fishbase.org, version (09/2004) - W017 Return

Intrinsic Vulnerability

  • DFO (2015) ecopy - H313 Return

Naming

  • Hunter, J.G., Leach, S.T. McAllister, D.E. and Steigerwald, M.B. (1984) A distributional atlas of records of the marine fishes of Arctic Canada in the Naitonal Museums of Canada and Arctic Biological Station.. National Museum of Natural Sciences Syllogeus 52 RWED Library QL 626.5 . N67D57 - BSC5 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Hunter, J.G., Leach, S.T. McAllister, D.E. and Steigerwald, M.B. (1984) A distributional atlas of records of the marine fishes of Arctic Canada in the Naitonal Museums of Canada and Arctic Biological Station.. National Museum of Natural Sciences Syllogeus 52 RWED Library QL 626.5 . N67D57 - BSC5 Return

Population Size

Coad B.W. and Reist J.D. (2004) Annotated List of the Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada.. DFO, Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2674 - R131 Return
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FishBase (2004) Fish Base, accessed Nov 5, 2004. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2004 www.fishbase.org, version (09/2004) - W017 Return

Range Extent

  • DFO (2015) ecopy - H313 Return

Threats

  • DFO (2015) ecopy - H313 Return