Eelpout : Great Lakes Aquarium
Burbot (Eelpout)


Exhibits: Isle Royale

Animal Groups: Fish

Latin Name: Lota lota

Varied. Known to eat anything from fish to frogs to insects.


Prefers deep dark cold waters and structure such as rocks, logs, plants or mud for shelter.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Natural History

Burbot, also called Eelpout are the only member of the Cod family in the Great Lakes.