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Haddock at the New England Aquarium
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Gadidae
Genus: Melanogrammus
T. N. Gill, 1862
M. aeglefinus
Binomial name
Melanogrammus aeglefinus

The haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) is a saltwater ray-finned fish. It is from the family Gadidae, the true cods.

The haddock is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. It is found in the North Atlantic Ocean and the nearby seas. In these areas. the haddock is an important fish for fisheries. It is very important in northern Europe. In this area, it is sold fresh, frozen and smoked. Smoked varieties of the fish include the Finnan haddie and the Arbroath smokie.

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  1. Sobel, J. (1996). "Melanogrammus aeglefinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1996: e.T13045A3406968. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T13045A3406968.en. Retrieved 23 January 2022.