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Species of Fish in Lofoten

Fish found in Salt- and Freshwater in Lofoten.

Cod
The cod is both a pelagic and a bottom feeding fish. Cod can reach weights of up to 55 kg and be up to 180 cm in length. There are two species of cod in Lofoten: The Norwegian-Arctic cod which comes down from the Barents Sea to spawn in Lofoten , and the more stationary coastal cod.
Saithe/Coley
Saithe, which belongs to the cod family, can reach weights of over 20 kg and be up to 120 cm in length.
Wolf Fish (Sea Wolf / Catfish)
The wolf fish is a bottom feeding fish which belongs to the perciform family. Three species are found in Norway: the common wolf fish (125 cm in length), the spotted wolf fish (180 cm in length) and the Northern wolf fish (140 cm in length). The common wolf fish is the widespread in Lofoten.
Tusk/Cusk
Tusk can be up to 1 metre in length. Depth: down to 1000 metres.
Halibut
Halibut are bottom feeding fish in the flounder family. Halibut can weigh up to 300 kg and be over 300 cm in length. Depth: 10 to 2000 metres. There are several species of halibut.
Plaice
Plaice are bottom feeding fish in the flounder family. Plaice can weigh up to 7 kg and be up to 1 metre in length Depth: found on sandy seabeds from 2 to 250 metres deep.
Haddock
Haddock are bottom feeding fish. Haddock can weigh about 20 kg and be about 100 cm in length. Food: roes, small squid and various animals found on the seabed. Depth: 40-300 metres.
Herring
Herring are pelagic fish of the Clupeidae family. Herring can be up to 40 cm in length. In Lofoten, the largest amounts of herring are found between October and January.
  Mackerel
Mackerel are pelagic, fast swimming fish in the Scombridae family. Large numbers of mackerel turn up in Lofoten in July.
Pollack
Pollack belong to the cod family. Depth: down to about 200 metres. Food: smaller fish
Ling
Ling belong to the cod family. Ling can weigh up to 40 kg and be 180 cm in length. Live in deep waters.
Monkfish (Angler)
Monkfish belong to the anglerfish family. Monkfish can weigh up to 70 kg and be up to 200 cm in length. Depth: down towards 2000 metres.
Pollack
Pollack belong to the cod family. Depth: down to about 200 metres. Food: smaller fish
Skate
Skate
Spiny Dogfish
The spiny dogfish is a species of shark that usually appears in schools. It has 2 poisonous spines on its dorsal fin. The spiny dogfish can be up to 120 cm in length. Depth: down to 400 metres.
Basking Shark
The basking shark can weigh up to two tons and be up to 12 metres in length. It is the world’s second largest fish, only the whale shark is bigger. Diet: plankton
Porbeagle / Mackerel Shark
The porbeagle is a species of shark. The porbeagle can weigh up to 200 kg and be up to 300 cm in length.
Lump Fish
Also called henfish.
Salmon
Salmon are anadromous fish, meaning they must leave the sea and find fresh water in order to spawn. Salmon belong to the Salmonidae family. Salmon can weigh up to 40 kg and be up to 150 cm in length.
Trout
Trout belong to the Salmonidae family. The sea trout is anadromous. Trout can weigh up to 20 kg. Several species of trout are found only in fresh water. Diet: crustaceans, insects, molluscs and other fish.
Char
Char belong to the Salmonidae family. 2 subspecies: fresh water char and sea char. Char can weigh up to 12 kg (0.5 kg is most common).