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Traits: Fish with a large head, wide gill openings, two dorsal fins (second one long), small barbel on chin; rounded tail, no spines on fins; animal

Habitat: Deep waters of lakes and rivers; spawn in moderately deep water with gravel and sandy bottoms

Foods: Adults: mainly fish, some insect larvae, mollusks, copepods, fish eggs, shrews; young: stonefly and mayfly larvae, other insects, small fish

Eaten by: Young eaten by other fishes, humans

Do You Know? A single female burbot can lay 1,000,000 eggs!

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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