Mottled brown or yellow in color with a single barbel on the lower jaw. Fins are extended and are continuous across the dorsal and ventral sides of the fish.
Prefers deep dark cold waters and structure such as rocks, logs or plants for shelter.
Varied. Known to eat anything from fish to frogs to insects.
Burbot, also called Eelpout are the only member of the Cod family in the Great Lakes.