Cod

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Gadidae
Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Gadidae
Genera

See text for genera and species.

Cod is a teleost fish that lives in the ocean, where it is one of the larger predators. There are different types of cod. Cod is an important type of fish for professional fishing. It is also popular to eat, because it is mild in taste. The livers of cods are processed to get cod liver oil. Along with Haddock and Plaice, cod is a very common fish to use for Fish and Chips.

Cod has been traded about since the period of the Vikings.