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Lota lota

Burbot is a cold water species that inhabits lowland lakes and rivers in northern, central and western watersheds. It is widespread in watersheds of the Great Lakes, Allegheny and Susquehanna but it is not known in the Genesee or other Atlantic slope watersheds. Frequency of catch has declined in streams of the Susquehanna and abundance has sharply declined in Lake Erie, but its range seems to be unchanged.

Fish atlas map for Burbot.