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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 809 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BURBOT, or EEL-POUT (Lola vulgaris), a fish of the family Gadidae, which differs from the ling in the dorsal and anal fins reaching the caudal, and in the small size of all the teeth. It exceeds a length of 3 ft. and is a freshwater fish, although examples are exceptionally taken in British estuaries and in the Baltic; some specimens argil handsomely marbled with dark brown, with black blotches on the back and dorsal fins. It is very locally distributed in central and northern Europe, and an uncommon fish in England. Its flesh is excellent. The American burbot (Lola maculosa) is coarser, and not favoured for the table.
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