species of fish

The burbot (Lota lota) is the only gadiform (cod-like) freshwater fish. It is also known as bubbot,[2] mariah, freshwater cod, freshwater ling, freshwater cusk, the lawyer, coney-fish, lingcod,[3] and eelpout.

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Lotidae
Genus: Lota
Oken, 1817
L. lota
Binomial name
Lota lota
  • Gadus lota Linnaeus, 1758
  • Enchelyopus lota (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Molva lota (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Gadus lacustris Walbaum, 1792
  • Gadus maculosus Lesueur, 1817
  • Lota maculosa (Lesueur, 1817)
  • Molva maculosa (Lesueur, 1817)
  • Gadus compressus Lesueur, 1817
  • Lota compressa (Lesueur, 1817)
  • Lota vulgaris Fitzinger, 1832
  • Lota fluviatilis Perty, 1832
  • Lota marmorata Koch, 1840
  • Lota inornata DeKay, 1842
  • Lota brosmiana Storer, 1842
  • Lota communis Rapp, 1854
  • Lota linnei Malm, 1877
Burbot, Lota lota

The burbot can live under ice, and it needs frigid temperatures to breed. "These were ice-age fish that once swam unhindered in a glacial world".[4]

Description change

The burbot looks like a cross between a bowfin and eel.

Ecology change

Habitat change

These fishes live in large, cold rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. They mostly prefer freshwater habitats.

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  1. NatureServe (2013). "Lota lota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T135675A18233691. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T135675A18233691.en.
  2. "UKDivers.net - Fresh Warter Fish Cards". Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  3. Onions, C. T. (1973). The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (3 ed.). p. 420.
  4. "The decline of the 'disgusting' burbot". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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