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.
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:
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Created: 2012-09-07 22:05:22
Last edit: 2020-04-26 13:16:26
North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan to the Krenitzen Islands, in the Aleutian chain and Imperial Beach, southern California, USA.
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.
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)
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