Cod, belonging to the family Gadidae, is a popular food fish. Its flavour is mild and it has a low fat content and a dense white flesh that flakes easily.
Cod is dark-spotted and ranges from greenish or grayish to brown or blackish, and can also be dull to bright red. Cod usually weigh up to about 25 Ibs (11.5 kg), but can reach a maximum length and weight of more than 6ft (1.8 m) and 200 Ibs (91 kg).
The cod feeds largely on other fishes and various invertebrates.
Cod is one of the most common kinds of fish that is found in fish and chips in the United Kingdom. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, which is an important source of Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).
Other names for codfish include cod, scrod and codling (young cod).