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Fish #71 Whiting Merlangius merlangus ~ Cathy Rees
Painted ceramic 24 cm
The whiting is similar in appearance to its larger relatives the cod, the haddock, the coley and the pollock. It has 3 dorsal fins separated by small gaps the third fin extending almost to the tail fin. The tail is not forked having almost a square end. The 2 anal fins are very close together nearly touching one another and together with the anterior fin are elongated. The pectoral fin is also long and projects beyond the anal fin. The upper jaw projects slightly beyond the lower and the lateral line is continuous along the length of the fish. Colours vary quite a lot and there is often a small dark blotch at the upper line of the pectoral fin.
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