Anarhichas orientalis

(Pallas, 1814)

Anarhichasorientalis

Vernacular names
English : Bering wolffish
French : Poisson-loup de la Mer de Bering

Classification
Class : Teleostei
Order : Perciformes
Family : Anarhichadidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
The species reaches around 120 cm in length but is usually smaller. Eel-like body with very small fins except dorsal fins. Large head with big eyes, large mouth with big canine teeth. Head has small ridges all around. Coloration dark grey.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Arctic Ocean and northern Pacific from Hokkaido (Japan) and the Sea of Okhostk to the Canadian Arctic. Lives in rocky bottoms, sometimes close to shore, from 5 to 100m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species hasn’t been listed by IUCN so far. It may be occasionally caught but seems to remain common. Ocean warming is a problem.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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