Burbot is a fish that goes by many names, most of them strange. Burbot can be called “lota lota,” “eelpout,” “mariah,” or “the laywer.” The burbot, which is slimy and eel-shaped, came by its lawyer nickname due to its tendency to wrap its tail tightly around the arm of whoever catches it. Ah, lawyer jokes. 

Despite its unappetizing appearance and behavior, burbot meat tastes a lot like lobster. This fish undoubtedly has an identity crisis, but should you take it into your head to try to catch one of these complicated creatures, head to the lakes of North America or Europe, and bring some glowsticks. No, there won’t be dubstep, glowsticks actually lure burbot to bait. 

Use today’s Word of the Day: Finnish Burbot Soup Recipe