Wolf eel

Taxobox



image_caption = A wolf eel (right)
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
familia = Anarhichadidae
genus = "Anarrhichthys"
species = "A. ocellatus"
binomial = "Anarrhichthys ocellatus"
binomial_authority =

The Wolf eel ("Anarrhichthys ocellatus") is a member of the family Anarhichadidae together with the wolffishes of the genus "Anarhichas". [" [http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/FamilySummary.cfm?Family=Anarhichadidae FishBase] " Online Database. Last accessed, 16 February 2008] The Wolf eel is monotypic within the genus "Anarrhichthys". This superficially eel-like fish feeds on crustaceans, sea urchins, mussels, clams and some fishes. They can grow to be 80 inches (203 cm), 41 pounds (18.6 kg). They are 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. They will pick a territory in a crevice, den or lair in the rocks. Contrary to their fearsome appearances, wolf-eels are not aggressive, but very shy and docile towards humans, and harmless unless provoked.

See also

* [http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/default.asp?hOri=1&inhab=150 Monterey Bay Aquarium Online Field Guide]
* [http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/biodiversity/wolfeel.html Oceanlink Website]

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  • Wolf eel — Wolf Wolf, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk , L. lupus, Gr. ly kos, Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. e lkein to draw, drag, tear in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wolf eel — vilkinis likodonas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lycenchelys verrillii angl. wolf eel; wolf eelpout rus. волчий лиценхел ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgauodegiai likodonai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • wolf eel — noun : a long slender wolffish (Anarhichthys ocellatus) occurring along the coast from Alaska to southern California * * * wolf eel, the wolf fish of the North Pacific …   Useful english dictionary

  • wolf eel — ungurinė vilkžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Anarrhichthys ocellatus angl. Pacific wolffish; wolf eel rus. угревидная зубатка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ungurinės vilkžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • wolf-eel — /woolf eel /, n. a large, eellike fish, Anarrhichthys ocellatus, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wolf-eel — /woolf eel /, n. a large, eellike fish, Anarrhichthys ocellatus, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America. [1880 85, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sars’ wolf eel — Beringo jūros likodonas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lycenchelys sarsi angl. Sars’ wolf eel rus. лиценхел Сарса ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgauodegiai likodonai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Labrador wolf eel — labradorinis ilgauodegis likodonas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lycenchelys labradorensis angl. Labrador wolf eel rus. лабрадорский лиценхел ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgauodegiai likodonai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • checkered wolf eel — dėmėtasis ilgauodegis likodonas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lycenchelys kolthoffi angl. checkered wolf eel rus. пятнистый лиценхел; пятнистый лиценхелис ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgauodegiai… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Wolf — Wolf, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv, Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk , L. lupus, Gr. ly kos, Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. e lkein to draw, drag, tear in pieces.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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