Blue ling

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Blue ling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Lotidae
Genus: Molva
M. dypterygia
Binomial name
Molva dypterygia
(Pennant, 1784)
  • Gadus dypterygius Pennant, 1784
  • Gadus abyssorum Nilsson, 1832
  • Molva abyssorum (Nilsson, 1832)

The blue ling (Molva dypterygia) is a member of the cod family from the North Atlantic. It is usually 70 to 110 cm long, but the maximum length is 155 cm. Blue ling feed on fish (flatfishes, gobies, rocklings) and crustaceans and benthic invertebrates. The fish reaches sexual maturity at the age of six to 12 years.