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Molva molva (Ling; European ling; Common ling)

Synonyms: Gadus molva; Gadus raptor; Lota mola; Molva linnei; Molva vulgaris
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Wikipedia Abstract

The common ling or simply the ling, Molva molva, is a large member of a family of cod-like fishes.
View Wikipedia Record: Molva molva

Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany

Prey / Diet

Acartia clausi[2]
Anguilla anguilla (River eel)[2]
Calanus finmarchicus[2]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[2]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[2]
Crangon allmanni[2]
Eledone cirrhosa (Curled octopus)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Gonatus fabricii (boreoatlantic armhook squid)[2]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[2]
Lycodes vahlii (Vahl's eelpout)[2]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[2]
Metridia lucens[2]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[2]
Molva molva (Ling)[2]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[2]
Ophiacantha bidentata[2]
Ophiopholis aculeata (daisy brittle star)[2]
Pagurus bernhardus (Bernhard's hermit crab)[2]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[2]
Pseudocalanus elongatus[2]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[2]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[2]
Sepia officinalis (common or european cuttlefish)[2]
Solea solea (True sole)[2]
Thysanoessa raschii (Arctic krill)[2]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[2]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[2]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[2]

Predators

Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[2]
Conger conger (Conger)[2]
Fratercula arctica (Atlantic Puffin)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)[2]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[2]
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)[2]
Lycodes vahlii (Vahl's eelpout)[2]
Molva molva (Ling)[2]
Myxine glutinosa (Atlantic hagfish)[2]
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)[2]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[2]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[2]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[2]
Somniosus microcephalus (gray shark)[2]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[2]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[3]
Ascaris acanthocaudata <Unverified Name>[3]
Ascaris lotae <Unverified Name>[3]
Ascaris tenuissima <Unverified Name>[3]
Capillaria gracilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Contracaecum osculatum[3]
Derogenes varicus[3]
Diclidophora palmata[3]
Hemiurus levinseni[3]
Hysterothylacium rigidum <Unverified Name>[3]
Prosorhynchoides gracilescens[3]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[3]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Canada; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greenland; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northwest Atlantic: off southern Greenland and Canada. Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea and Iceland to Morocco. Mediterranean Sea: northwestern Mediterranean only.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Portugal; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; West Greenland Shelf;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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