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Family: Lotidae Hakes and burbots



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Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Brosme brosme (Ascanius, 1772)

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Brosme brosme
[Cusk]



Circumarctic in freshwate
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Keeley, E.R.
 
Lota lota
[Burbot]



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

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Molva dypterygia
[Blue ling]



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

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Molva macrophthalma
[Spanish ling]



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

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Molva molva
[Ling]



5 species

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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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