The burbot (Lota lota) is the only gadiform (cod-like) freshwater fish. It is also known as bubbot, mariah, freshwater cod, freshwater ling, freshwater cusk, the lawyer, coney-fish, lingcod, and eelpout.
The burbot can live under ice, and it needs frigid temperatures to breed. "These were ice-age fish that once swam unhindered in a glacial world".
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- NatureServe (2013). "Lota lota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T135675A18233691. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T135675A18233691.en.
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- "The decline of the 'disgusting' burbot". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 7 July 2015.