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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Lotidae Hakes and burbots

Genus: Molva

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3 species
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 155 cm TL
Molva dypterygia (Pennant, 1784)

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Molva dypterygia
[Blue ling]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 108 cm TL
Molva macrophthalma (Rafinesque, 1810)

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Molva macrophthalma
[Spanish ling]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Molva molva (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Molva molva
[Ling]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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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