Atlantic cod are marine benthopelagic fish, living near the bottom and in the open ocean (Riede 2004). Cod also inhabit brackish waters. Cod can be found in a wide range of habitats within the ocean, from the shoreline down to the continental shelf. They can be found at depths of 500 to 600 meters in coastal waters and are also numerous in open ocean waters. These fish are located in a temperate climate with a range in temperature from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius. Geographically the majority of the population lies within a latitude of 80 to 35 degrees north (Frimodt 1995).
Range depth: 600 (high) m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic ; benthic ; brackish water
- Riede, K. 2004. Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt:Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 808 05 081: 329. Accessed October 13, 2005 at http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=69.