The Order Gadiformes is a diverse group of fish with over 600 species, ranging from small (7cm) to as big as a human (over 165cm). Many cods and other fish species within this Order of fish sadly end up on people's plates for food.
This order of fish can be traced back to some extinct fish that swam the ocean during the late Cretaceous period.
In Australia we often see species from the family of Beardies (Moridae). More information and pictures of these species are available in the page 'Beardies'.