Pollachius pollachius

Habitat: Kelp forest, rocky reef, estuaries, harbours and sandy sea floor
Depth: 1-200m
Food: Sandeels and other small fish and crustaceans
Length: Up to 120cm
Lifespan: 12 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

A member of the cod family, the pollack looks similar to the saithe but is olive in colour with a curved lateral line. Young pollack spend their early years in sheltered shallow waters, especially kelp forests. Adults are known to form big shoals at breeding time.

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