UK Record Weights from rod/line:
11oz-00dr Rossall, Cleveleys, Lancs. I.Williams 1982
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
Body form very similar to T.luscus (pouting), with it's three dorsal fins, the first of which is short based and pointed, and the two anal fins that closely mirror their dorsal counterparts. The body depth to head length, is less than that seen in the pouting, but the eyes are proportionally larger. The colouration is very similar, although tending to be more golden, and lacking any vertical bands or strips. The anus is set further back towards the first anal fin, rather than being set beneath the centre of the first dorsal fin, as seen in the pouting. The pelvic fin of the Poor Cod only reaches the anal vent, whilst that of the Pouting, reaches further back over the first anal fin.
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