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Common Ling The Ling, a fish commonly found around the British Isles, Scandinavia, Faroes and Iceland. Aquarium,Bergen,Common ling,Ling,Molva Molva,Molva molva,Norway,fish Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Common Ling

The Ling, a fish commonly found around the British Isles, Scandinavia, Faroes and Iceland.

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  1. Again never heard of it, which is a great moment! Posted 4 years ago
  2. A freshwater cousin of Molva molva is Lota lota, the burbot. They look very similar!
    Burbot This is the burbot, Lota lota. It is a one-of-a-kind fish. It is the only member of the genus Lota, and is a freshwater cod. Some nicknames include eelpout, ling and my personal favorite, the lawyer. Not sure where the last one originates, I just like it. This is a 4 year old fish, resting in the slow current of Deep Creek just after being released by stocking methods. Note the smaller juvenile age zero (born this year) burbot under the pectoral fin of the larger fish. Captured in north Idaho. Fall,Fish,Geotagged,Idaho,Lota lota,United States,burbot
    Posted 4 years ago
  3. I've heard of Turbot but never Burbot. Like a fat-bellied Ling!!!! Posted 4 years ago

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The common ling or simply the ling, ''Molva molva'', is a large member of a family of cod-like fishes. An ocean fish whose habitat is in the Atlantic region and can be found around Iceland, Faroe Islands, British Isles, the Norse coast and occasionally around Newfoundland, the ling has a long slender body that can reach 2 metres in length; in adulthood, it is generally a deep-running fish, spending much of its life at depths of 100 m or more; younger fish are found at shallower depths.
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Similar species: Cod-like Fishes
Species identified by Mjollnir MacAlba
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Uploaded Jan 17, 2015. Captured Nov 26, 2013 12:23.
  • NIKON D3100
  • f/4.0
  • 35791394/2
  • ISO2800
  • 26mm