Similar term(s): gadus morhua, codfish.
A large fish that often lives close to the seafloor.
Cod have firm white flesh; for centuries, cod have been important to people of
many nations as a food fish.
The largest kind of cod fish is the Atlantic cod, an important food fish of
northern Atlantic waters.
The Atlantic cod has a distinctive elongated hairlike structure called a
"barbell" that hangs from its chin; it also has three dorsal fins, and two anal
fins. The Atlantic cod may reach 2 meters in length, and its average weight is
about 30 kilograms.
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Fishery - Groundfish