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  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

    Atlantic cod

    The Atlantic cod has three dorsal fins. It has a curved, white lateral line (distinguishing it from pollock, with its straight lateral line). It has a single chin barbel.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Gadiformes
    Family
    Gadidae
  • Hippoglossus hippoglossus

    Atlantic halibut

    Atlantic halibut is a laterally compressed flatfish. Its body is dark or greenish brown on top and cream-coloured underneath.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Pleuronectiformes
    Family
    Pleuronectidae
  • Fratercula arctica

    Atlantic puffin

    The Atlantic puffin has a black back, white chest, white on the sides of its head and orangish feet. Because of its large colourful bill, it is sometimes called a sea parrot.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Salmo salar

    Atlantic salmon

    Atlantic salmon have two dorsal fins; the second is smaller and thicker. When at sea, they are silvery with faint black spots.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Salmonidae
  • Hemitripterus americanus

    Atlantic sea raven

    This elongated fish is stockier toward the front of its body. Its large head bears numerous bumps and bony ridges, as well as fleshy tabs extending under its lower jaw.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Scorpaeniformes
    Family
    Hemitripteridae
  • Menidia menidia

    Atlantic silverside

    The Atlantic silverside is a small, elongated fish.  It has silvery sides and a translucent green back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Atheriniforma
    Family
    Atherinopsidae
  • Acipenser oxyrinchus

    Atlantic sturgeon

    The Atlantic sturgeon has a long, pointed, upturned snout, with four barbels in front of the mouth, on the underside. It has five rows of bony plates on the back and sides.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Acipenseriformes
    Family
    Acipenseridae
  • Anarhichas lupus

    Atlantic wolffish

    The Atlantic wolffish has a long dorsal fin, extending from the back of the head to the tail. Its anal fin is shorter. 

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Icterus galbula

    Baltimore oriole

    This species is no longer present at the Biodôme.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Coereba flaveola

    Bananaquit

    The bananaquit is the only representative of its family, but there are many regional variants, adding up to about forty subspecies. This description applies to the subspecies at the Biodôme.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae