Pollachius virens

Habitat: Kelp forest, rocky reef, harbours and sandy sea floor
Depth: 1-200m
Food: Sandeels and other small fish and crustaceans
Length: Up to 120cm
Lifespan: 25 year
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Also known as coley, the saithe is another member of the cod family, silvery in colour with a straight lateral line. Young saithe live in shallow waters, feeding on fish larvae and other plankton. They move offshore as adults and tend to swim in mid water. They are known to hunt in schools.

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