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Lota lota (Thin-tailed burbot; Mud shark; Maria; Lush; Ling; Lawyer; Freshwater eel; Freshwater cod; Ellpout; Eelpout; Burbot; American burbot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The burbot (Lota lota) or bubbot is the only gadiform (cod-like) freshwater fish. Also known as mariah, freshwater ling, the lawyer, coney-fish, lingcod, freshwater cusk and (misleadingly) eelpout, the burbot is closely related to the marine common ling and the cusk. It is the only member of the genus Lota. For some time of the year the burbot lives under ice. They require frigid temperatures to breed.
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Attributes

Adult Length [2]  4.986 feet (152 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Litho-pelagophils
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Litter Size [2]  1,362,000
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years
Migration [1]  Potamodromous
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Brackish Water
Adult Weight [3]  41.227 lbs (18.70 kg)
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Male Maturity [3]  3 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Colorado Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    
Teays - Old Ohio United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Museum de Besancon
Universeum Science Center
Zoological Society of London

Range Map

Distribution

Alaska (USA); Am-nok; America, North - Inland waters; Amur; Arctic Ocean; Asia - Inland waters; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Austria; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Bulgaria; Canada; Caspian Sea; China; Circumarctic in freshwater (Ref. 1371). Europe: Loire drainage, France eastward to White, Barents and Arctic Sea basins; upper Volga drainage; western Caspian basin; rivers draining to Black Sea; Rhône drainage (France); in Italy native only in Po drainage; eastrward England (now extirpated). In Siberia eastward to River Lena. Reported that populations from eastern Siberia and North America belong to a different species, <i>Lota maculosa</i> (Ref. 59043).; Circumarctic in freshwater.; Czech Republic; Denmark; Don; Elbe; Erqishi River; Estonia; Europe - Inland waters; Finland; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Great Lakes; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Italy; Korea, Republic of; Kuban River; Lake Baikal; Latvia; Lithuania; Loire; Mackenzie; Mississippi; Missouri; Mongolia; Nearctic; Netherlands; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Onega River; Palearctic; Poland; Rhône; Romania; Russian Federation; Sakhalin Island; Seine; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Kingdom; Volga; Yukon;

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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
5Jorrit 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.
6Alaska Department of Fish and Game
7Delphinapterus leucas, Barbara E. Stewart and Robert E. A. Stewart, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 336, pp. 1-8 (1989)
8A quantitative comparison between diet and body fatty acid composition in wild northern pike (Esox lucius L.), Karl Schwalme, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry vol. 10 no. 2 pp 91-98 (1992)
9del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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