Taxon profile


American Burbot
Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Gadiformes »  family Lotidae - hakes and burbots »  genus Lota

Scientific synonyms

Enchelyopus lota (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gadus compressus Lesueur, 1817
Gadus lacustris Walbaum, 1792
Gadus lota Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus maculosus Lesueur, 1817
Lota brosmiana Storer, 1842
Lota brosmina Storer, 1842
Lota communis Rapp, 1854
Lota compressa (Lesueur, 1817)
Lota fluviatilis Perty, 1832

Other names

= Eelpout
= Ellpout
= Freshwater Cod
= Freshwater Eel
= Lawyer
= Ling
= Lush
= Maria

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Distribution maps

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [310]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/30840]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [304784]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2007): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 5. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) - stříbrnicotvární (Argentiniformes), ďasové (Lophiiformes), Národní muzeum (zoologické oddělení), Praha, 91 str. [as Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2013
EN Daniels, R. A.; R. S. Morse; B. R. Weatherwax (2006): Fish, Conewango Creek, Allegheny River Drainage, New York, USA [], Check List 2(1):14-19 [as Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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