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Burbot is a resident fish species, and has been named as a focal species by subbasin planners in 2 subbasins. Status and trends data are available for this species in 1 subbasin. Snapshot data are available in 1 subbasin.
Burbot is not a Federally protected species.
No biological objectives have been set for this focal species in the Columbia River Basin.
The burbot is the only freshwater member of the cod family. Burbot are elongate, or eel-like, reaching a length of up to 3 feet, and may live for 20 years. Burbot prefer low-velocity water, and spawn during low winter flows.
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Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.
The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.