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Cod

Similar term(s): gadus morhua, codfish.

Definition:

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.

Source: GreenFacts

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Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Atlantic cod

Source: MBL image database 

Related words:

Fishery - Groundfish

Translation(s):

Español: Bacalao
Français: Morue

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