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Anarrhichthys ocellatus Wolf-eel, Northern wolffish

Anarrhichthys ocellatusis commonly referred to as Wolf-eel, Northern wolffish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Phil Garner, Southern California Marine Life, USA

Anarrhichthys ocellatus, Wolf eel,2017


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lexID:
4610 
AphiaID:
279605 
Scientific:
Anarrhichthys ocellatus 
German:
Pazifischer Seewolf, Pazifischer Steinbeißer 
English:
Wolf-eel, Northern Wolffish 
Category:
Wolffish 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Anarhichadidae (Family) > Anarrhichthys (Genus) > ocellatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ayres, 1855 
Occurrence:
Russland, Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea, Canada , Corea, Japan, North Pacific (Ocean), the Sea of Okhotsk, USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 226 Meter 
Size:
up to 94.49" (240 cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 57.2 °F (5°C - 14°C) 
Food:
Clams, Codfish, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Predatory, Rock lobster, Sea urchins, Snails, Starfishs 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-26 13:16:26 

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Ayres, 1855

Distribution:
North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan to the Krenitzen Islands, in the Aleutian chain and Imperial Beach, southern California, USA.

Biology:
Adults seek shelter among rocks in subtidal areas and will occupy the same shelter until driven out by larger wolf-eels or a large octopus.
Juveniles are pelagic for up to two years.
Feed on hard-shelled invertebrates and fishes. Both male and female wrap their body around the egg mass to keep the eggs in place and to deter predators.
Large specimens can inflict a painful bite.
Its flesh is tasty.

Traumatogenic.

Synonymised taxa:
Anarhichas ocellatus (Ayres, 1855)
Anarhichthys ocellatus Ayres, 1855
Anarrhichas felis Girard, 1858

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Anarhichadidae (Family) > Anarrhichthys (Genus) > Anarrhichthys ocellatus (Species)

External links

  1. Fischlexikon (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikpedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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