This dead fish washed ashore while I was walking the beach. It was the only one I found and was about 4" long.
Seen at Rutgers Marine Field Station aquarium at open house
There were plenty of tadpole fish in the shallower areas of the river. They were especially close to the drain pipes.
Gadiformes are an order of ray-finned fish, also called the Anacanthini, that includes the cod and its allies. Many major food fish are in this order. They are found in marine waters throughout the world, and there are also a small number of freshwater species.