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Molva molva


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lexID:
5036 
Scientific:
Molva molva 
German:
Leng, Lengfisch 
English:
Ling 
Category:
Morues (cabillauds)  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Gadiformes (Order) > Lotidae (Family) > Molva (Genus) > molva (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the Faroe Islands, Bay of Biscay, Russland, the Isle of Man, Morocco, Canada, Espagne, Groenland, îles britanniques, Islande, littoraux européens, Méditerranée, Mer de Barents, Portugal, Scandinavie, Street of Gibralta 
Size:
100 cm - 200 cm 
Temperature:
2°C - 26°C 
Food:
Copepods, Zoobenthos, escargots, étoiles de mer, homard, le zooplancton, moules, poissons (petits poissons) 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-17 13:40:23 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distirbution:
Northwest Atlantic: off southern Greenland and Canada. Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea and Iceland to Morocco. Mediterranean Sea: northwestern Mediterranean only.

Biology:
Occurs mainly on rocky bottoms in fairly deep water. Found more commonly from 100 to 400 m. Feeds on fish (cod, herring, flatfish), lobsters, cephalopods and starfishes.
Principal spawning areas are Biscay, slopes west of the British Isles and off the Faeroes and southern Icelan

Synonmys:
Gadus molva Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus raptor Nilsson, 1832
Lota mola Moreau, 1881
Molva linnei Malm, 1877
Molva vulgaris Fleming, 1828

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