Distribution in scandinavian waters

Maximum length: 150 cm.
Appearance: The cod has an overbite, an apparent barbel under the lower jaw and light coloured lateral streak. Its colour can vary depending on its environment. Amongst seaweed it can be red or brown, in japweed it can be a motley green, while in the open water or on a sand bottom it can be light grey.
Depth: 5-600 m.
Environment: Usually close to the bottom, but also pelagic in coastal and deep water.
Classification: The cod is part of the group boney fish under the vertebrates..

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