Molva macrophthalma (Rafinesque, 1810)
Spanish ling
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Lotidae (Hakes and burbots)
Max. size:  108 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Irish Atlantic slope south and including the Mediterranean.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0
Biology:  Occurs on the upper slope (Ref. 6144). Depth range from 388-754 in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2014 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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