Atlantic Wolf-fish


Common name : Sea wolf, Sea cat, Ocean catfish,Devil fish, Wolf eel

Scientific name : Anarhichas lupus

Family : Anarhichadidae

Native to : West and East coast of the Atlantic

Interesting fact : Its body contains a natural

anti-freeze to thrive in a cold habitat.

Conservation status : Endangered

This shy fish with an eel-like body has a dorsal fin running the whole length of the body. They grow to 1 metres in length and become blue as adults. Their strong jaws and molars grind away molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms. Eggs are internally fertilized and guarded by the males when laid. Its skin is used as leather.

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