Published by Cameron McEachern (12/11/16) Orilio Period 5 Create-a-Creature Proj.
The Duck Fish is a saltwater organism belonging to the species of Gadidae. Most Gadid species are found in temperate waters of the Northern Hemisphere. They are generally medium-sized fish, and are distinguished by the presence of dorsal fins on the back and two anal fins on the underside. Most common animals related to this genus are of the Cod family. The Species (Pollachius Anatidae) is a salt water organism that is found in relatively colder waters along the Atlantic Coast of the United States and United Kingdom. Also known as the “Flying Fish” for its duck like features, this organism cannot fly but has wing-like fins on the top of its back that help support it swim through the rough waters, especially off the shores of the Atlantic.
Ocean Zone and Habitat:
Duck Fish are primarily found around the colder ocean temps, such as the New England coastline in the US and coast of Whales and Scotland in the UK. Located in the Pelogic Realm, the Pollachius Anatidae is most commonly found in the Neritic Zone (Epipelagic Zone-depth) based upon distance from shore (less than ~200m depth), and Euphotic Zone(~200m) due to increased amounts of sunlight, lots of oxygen, warmer ocean temperatures, water clarity (turbidity) and much lower pressure.