LotidaeHakes and burbots

The hakes and burbots is a small family of 21 species found in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. All species are marine except for the single species of burbot, found in lakes and rivers in northern Europe and North America. They are long, tubular fish with a long dorsal fin that extends almost their whole body length. They have a single barbel on their chin. Many species are commercially fished.


Tanya Dewey (author), Animal Diversity Web.


bilateral symmetry

having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.


uses smells or other chemicals to communicate


having the capacity to move from one place to another.


specialized for swimming


uses touch to communicate