Special thanks for the pictures to Rudolf Svensen, Danmark
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.
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.
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