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Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Ayres, 1855


Angela Damant

Patricia Perret Morey from which area, please?

Angela Damant A young Wolf Eel. They are so bright when they are younger. Didn't see any out swimming freely but did see 6 young ones on one dive! The wolf eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) is a member of the family Anarhichadidae together with the wolffishes of the genus Anarhichas.[1] The wolf eel is monotypic within the genus Anarrhichthys. This superficially eel-like fish feeds on crustaceans, sea urchins, mussels, clams and some fishes, crushing them with its strong jaws. It can grow to be 203 cm (80 in), 18.6 kg (41 lb), and is found in the northern Pacific Ocean, ranging from the Sea of Japan and the Aleutian Islands to northern California. The wolf eel makes its home on rocky reefs or stony bottom shelves from shallow to moderate depths, picking a territory in a crevice, den or lair in the rocks. Large wolf eels are curious and friendly[2] and are rarely aggressive.

Angela Damant From Vancouver Island Canada

Patricia Perret Thank you Angela Damant

Angela Damant ur welcome :) sorry I should have posted with a description in the first place lol

John Paul Connor Nice picture

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Isabella Maffei (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 Jul 2013
Rk Motivaras wolf Eel , photograph by (Jonathan Lavan)

Fabrizio Frixa Fish of Halloween. :)

Mark Springs Great pic

Stuart Pearce Very good shot :)

Ron Silver Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Sara Tome very good pic ,same to stay ungry

Antonio Colacino Very nice shot! :) Atlantic sea? North sea?

Ernst Andres WOOOOOOW !!!! Awesome ! Face 2 face <3

Ron Silver Found in the northern Pacific Ocean, ranging from the Sea of Japan and the Aleutian Islands to northern California.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 27 Sep 2013
Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=593421227363491&set=a.311735538865396.69506.311644538874496&type=1&ref=nf

Ron Silver Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Manfred Mitter this eel is eating urgins?

Ron Silver Yes, one of its favorite foods!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 19 Sep 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Anarhichadidae (Family)
                Anarrhichthys (Genus)
                  Anarrhichthys ocellatus (Species)
Associated Species