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burbot

(bûr`bət): see codcod,
member of the large family Gadidae, comprising commercially important food fishes. The family, whose members are found in the N Atlantic and Pacific, includes the tomcods, the haddock, and the pollacks (or pollocks).
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Burbot

 

(Lota lota), a freshwater fish of the family Gadidae. There are two dorsal fins, and the chin has antennae. The scales are minute. The body is up to 1.2 m long and weighs up to 32 kg. Burbot are found primarily in the rivers of Europe, Asia, and America above 45° N lat. They are active in cold water, becoming sluggish at temperatures above 16°C. Sexual maturity is attained in the third or fourth year; fertility is from 33, 000 to 5 million eggs. In the winter the roe are deposited under the ice; the slightly adhesive eggs stay on the bottom. Burbot are predators, feeding on fish and bottom invertebrates. They are commercially valuable.

burbot

a freshwater gadoid food fish, Lota lota, that has barbels around its mouth and occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America
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Cott's team theorizes that burbot use the sounds to call other fish to the mating ball, as light is limited in deep water below thick ice and snow, and spawning often takes place at night.
The fish from these rivers were compared to burbot from 20 locations along the Pasvik River on the Norwegian-Russian border and along the Mackenzie River in Canada, where decades of studies have found high levels of mercury that make the fish unsafe.
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Since 1996 some community members have believed that the burbot has been contaminated by toxins in the aquatic system, and notwithstanding preference for burbot livers, particularly prized by community elders, many fishers reported that they no longer jigged for it.
Burbot are fighters of similar virtue as the much-revered walleye, yet receive little of the respect due their tenacity.
Those which can be considered as having either past or present economic value (both domestically and commercially) by their size and relative densities include arctic char, brook trout, cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, northern pike, walleye, several species of sucker, burbot and lake sturgeon (Scott and Crossman, 1973).
The local Khaikta river system is generally populated by non-commercial fish species, including gudgeon, Lagovsky's minnow, loach, with small numbers of commercially exploitable umber, Amur ide and burbot.
Following a change in global temperatures, the re-introduction of burbot to the United Kingdom, a species regarded as extinct for over 30 years, will also be on the agenda.
He leads two village fishing brigades, one to trap sylyhar, or burbot (Lota lota), a bottom-feeding anadromous river fish, and one to mungkha, or to sweep net the lakes in winter for sobo, or crucian carp (Carassius carassius).
Ishawytscha (Walbaum), chinook salmon NW Salmo salar Linnaeus, Atlantic salmon NW trout (pirate perch) Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams), pirate perch N, SW Family Amblyopsidae (cavefish) Amblyopsis spelaea (DeKay), northern cavefish S Typhilchthys subterraneus Girard, southern cavefish S Order Percopsiformes Family Percopsidae (trout-perch) Percopsis omiscomaycus (Walbaum), trout-perch NW, S Order Gadiformes (cod) Family Lotidae (freshwater cod) Lota lota (Linnaeus), burbot NW, WE Order Cyprinodonitiformes (topminnows, silversides) Family Fundulidae (topminnows) Fundulus catenatus (Storer), northern studfish C F.
Over the last 50 years, many species have become extinct, including the mouse-eared bat, the Essex emerald moth, the burbot fish and the horned dung beetle.