Wolf Fish

Anarhichas lupus
Wolf Fish

Habitat: Kelp forest, rocky reef
Depth: 10-500mm
Food: Sea urchins, crabs and molluscs
Length: Up to 150cm
Lifespan: 12 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Also known as cat–fish, the wolf fish has a long, tapering body and looks fierce with fang-like teeth. It uses its teeth to crush hard-shelled prey such as crabs and urchins. Wolf fish move to deep water to lay eggs, which the female produces in a large ball-like clump. The male hangs around to protect the eggs until they hatch.

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