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Anarhichas lupus

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


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Anarhichas lupus (c) by Alexander Semenov


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lexID:
3307 
AphiaID:
126758 
Scientific:
Anarhichas lupus 
German:
Gestreifter Seewolf - Steinbeißer - Katfisch 
English:
Atlantic Wolffish 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Anarhichadidae (Family) > Anarhichas (Genus) > lupus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Sea depth:
60 - 1700 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 150cm 
Weight:
23,6 kg 
Temperature:
14°C - 18°C 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-08-27 23:44:09 

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Linnaeus, 1758

Distribution:
Northeast Atlantic: Spitsbergen southward to White Sea, Scandinavian coasts, North Sea, the British Isles, also Iceland and south-eastern coasts of Greenland. Northwest Atlantic: southern Labrador in Canada and western Greenland to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA; rarely to New Jersey, USA.
Elsewhere in the Baltic Sea (east to Rügen and Bornholm Islands), Bay of Biscay and northwestern Mediterranean (Gulf of Genoa).

Biology:
Inhabit rocky bottoms, sometimes over sand or mud, from 1-500 m.
Benthic, feeds on fishes , hard-shelled mollusks, crabs, lobsters, sea urchins and other echinoderms.
Solitary in habit. Marketed fresh and frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked.

Synonymised taxa:
Anarhichas lupus marisalbi Barsukov, 1956
Anarhichas strigosus Gmelin, 1789
Anarhichas vomerinus Agassiz, 1867
Anarrhichas vomerinus Agassiz, 1867 (misspelling)

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Anarhichas lupus (c) by Alexander Semenov
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Anarhichas lupus (c) by Alexander Semenov
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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland, Bild aus Norwegen
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copyright Anders Salesjö, Schweden
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copyright by Vjekoslav Ticina, Kroatien
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