Anonymous, 2003



Citation


Anonymous. (2003) Burbot Lota lota. Natural heritage endangered species program, pp.

Associated characteristics


Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Lota lota Spawning conditions Mating system Spawning activity is quite a sight. They are known to form writhing masses of 10-12 constantly moving individuals that can get as large as 2 feet in diameter. This writhing mass of spawners moves over the bottom and frop eggs. No category
Lota lota Spawning conditions Nycthemeral period of oviposition Occurs at night Night
Lota lota Spawning conditions Spawning substrate Over rocky susbtrates Lithophils
Lota lota Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation No nests are built Open water/substratum scatter
Lota lota Spawning conditions Spawning period duration Males reach spawning grounds first and females follow a couple of days later No data
Lota lota Egg Incubation time Takes about 30 days to hatch 30.0 days
Lota lota Female Age at sexual maturity 3-4 [Sex not specified] 3.5 years
Lota lota Egg Egg Buoyancy The eggs are semipelagic (partially float) and sink slowly to the bottom Ambiguous
Lota lota Spawning conditions Spawning season Spawn in midwinter under the ice, from November to May, but generally they spawn in Janaury through March ['March', 'January', 'May', 'February', 'November']
Lota lota Female Length at sexual maturity 28-48 [Sex not specified] 38.0 cm
Lota lota Male Length at sexual maturity 28-48 [Sex not specified] 38.0 cm
Lota lota Female Age at sexual maturity 3-4 [Sex not specified] 3.5 year
Lota lota Spawning conditions Parity Can live up to 10 to 15 years No category