Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Lota > Species: Lota lota

Burbot - Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5708


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aalquappe German Fishbase
Aalraupe German Fishbase
Alote French Fishbase
Alroppa German Fishbase
Alroppe German Fishbase
Asé French Fishbase
Bottatrice Italian Fishbase
Bourbotte French Fishbase
Burbot English Fishbase
Donzela Portuguese Fishbase
Evropeyski nalim Russian Fishbase
Ferskvandskvabbe Danish Fishbase
Knude Danish Fishbase
Kwabaal Dutch Fishbase
Kwabasi Dutch Fishbase
Lake Norwegian Fishbase
Lake Swedish Fishbase
Lota Spanish Fishbase
Lota-do-río Portuguese Fishbase
Lotte de rivière French Fishbase
Made Finnish Fishbase
Manic Serbian Fishbase
Mântus Romanian Fishbase
Manulet Romanian Fishbase
Menek Slovenian Fishbase
Menyhal Hungarian Fishbase
Midhai Romanian Fishbase
Mietus Polish Fishbase
Mihalt Romanian Fishbase
Mihaltza Bulgarian Fishbase
Mihoarca Romanian Fishbase
Mnik jednovousý Czech Fishbase
Moustelo French Fishbase
Moutelle French Fishbase
Myn richkovyi Ukrainian Fishbase
Nalim Russian Fishbase
Nalim rechnoi Russian Fishbase
Palmo French Fishbase
Quappe German Fishbase
Quappen German Fishbase
Rutte German Fishbase
Thin-tailed burbot English Fishbase
Treische German Fishbase
Trüsche German Fishbase
Zvârluga Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus lota Linnaeus, 1758
Lota lota kamensis Markun, 1936
Lota lota leptura Hubbs & Schultz, 1941
Lota lota subsp. onegensis Melyantsev, 1948
Lota linnei Malm, 1877
Lota brosmiana Storer, 1842
Lota inornata DeKay, 1842
Lota vulgaris Fitzinger, 1832
Gadus compressus Lesueur, 1817
Gadus lacustris Walbaum, 1792
Gadus maculosus Lesueur, 1817
Lota fluviatilis Perty, 1832
Lota marmorata Koch, 1840
Lota communis Rapp, 1854
Enchelyopus lota (Linnaeus 1758)
Lota brosmina Storer 1839
Lota lota lacustris (Walbaum 1792)
Lota lota lota (Linnaeus 1758)
Lota lota maculosa (Lesueur 1817)
Lota maculosa (Lesueur 1817)
Lota vulgaris obensis Anikin, 1902
Molva lota (Linnaeus 1758)
Molva maculosa Le Sueur 1819
Lota lota asiatica Kirillov, 1972
Lota compressa (Lesueur, 1817)
Lota lota onegensis Melyantsev, 1948

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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