Lotidae

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Lotidae
Molva molva.jpg
Common ling, Molva molva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Lotidae
Bonaparte, 1832
Genera

Brosme
Ciliata
Enchelyopus
Gaidropsarus
Lota
Molva

The Lotidae are a family of cod-like fishes commonly known as lings or rocklings.

They are found in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. All species are marine, except for the burbot, Lota lota, found in rivers and lakes in northern Europe and North America.

They are important commercial and game fishes.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Lotidae" in FishBase. April 2012 version.