Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Lotidae Hakes and burbots



(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brosme brosme Cusk Northwest Atlantic 120 TL 1772
Lota lota Burbot Circumarctic in freshwate 152 TL 1758
Molva dypterygia Blue ling Northeast Atlantic 155 TL 1784
Molva macrophthalma Spanish ling Eastern Atlantic 108 TL 1810
Molva molva Ling Northwest Atlantic 200 TL 1758



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