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Anarhichas minor Spotted wolffish

Anarhichas minoris commonly referred to as Spotted wolffish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Rudolf Svensen, Norwegen

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Courtesy of the author Rudolf Svensen, Norwegen

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lexID:
4925 
AphiaID:
126759 
Scientific:
Anarhichas minor 
German:
Gefleckte Seewolf 
English:
Spotted Wolffish 
Category:
Wolffish 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Anarhichadidae (Family) > Anarhichas (Genus) > minor (Species) 
Initial determination:
Olafsen, 1772 
Occurrence:
Barents Sea, Canada , Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, the Faroe Islands, USA 
Sea depth:
25 - 600 Meter 
Size:
47.24" - 70.87" (120cm - 180cm) 
Weight:
27,9 kg 
Temperature:
39.2 °F - 60.8 °F (4°C - 16°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Sea urchins, Snails, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos 
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:
2012-12-30 18:41:19 

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Olafsen, 1772

Special thanks for the pictures to Rudolf Svensen, Danmark


Distribution
Northwest Atlantic: western Greenland and Nova Scotia in Canada to Massachusetts in USA and perhaps to New Jersey, USA. Northeast Atlantic: Spitsbergen southward to Scandinavian coasts (to about Bergen, also Iceland and south-eastern coasts of Greenland.

Biology
Inhabits offshore waters over soft bottoms, often with boulders, from 25-590 m, but most common from 100-400 m.
Benthic. Feeds mainly on echinoderms, but also crustaceans, mollusks, fishes and worms.
In Barents sea, it reached at least 80 cm, age 9 years.

Synonymise taxa:
Anarhicas karrak Bonnaterre, 1788
Anarhichas karrak Bonnaterre, 1788
Anarhichas leopardus Agassiz, 1831
Anarhichas maculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Anarhichas scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Anarhichas steenstrupii Gill, 1861
Anarrhichas leopardus Agassiz, 1831
Anarrhichas pantherinus Zuiew, 1784
Anarrhichas steenstrupii Gill, 1861

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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