• Norwegian: lange

Characteristics:

The juveniles have a beautiful brown or olive coloration on a white base. Adults have grey bodies with a brown tint. The ling has a long, slender body and a distinct beard on the lower jaw. The first dorsal fin is short and rounded, while the second is uniform and rectangular in shape. There is a dark spot at the rear end of the first dorsal fin. The ling can reach a length of 2,2 metres.

Habitat:

Adults prefer to go deeper than 100 metres, while juveniles and young individuals are often seen under rocks and in crevices, on diveable depths.

Distribution:

It is widespread over the North-Atlantic Ocean, but most most frequent in the eastern parts. The registrations span from the western Barents Sea to Gibraltar and occasionally in the western parts of the Mediterranean.