range from Greenland to Cape Cod, occasionally as far south as New Jersey (Rountree, 2002; Keats et al, 1986), and inhabit waters from 5 to 240 m depending on fish size, age, and season (Nelson and Ross, 1992).
1999), Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis; Mourente and Vazquez, 1996), and spotted wolffish
(Anarhichas minor; Tveiten et al.
in the diet of small juvenile wolffish
You'll also get an update on CLF's current efforts to protect a critical ocean species, the Atlantic wolffish
I] Bering wolffish
and wolfeel Anarhichas orientalis and Anarrhichthys ocellatus Searcher Bathymaster [signatus.
The story told the plight of the Atlantic wolffish
that faces extinction due to years of industrial fishing practices which have decimated its deep underwater habitat.
The Atlantic wolffish
(Anarhichas lupus), sold as "ocean catfish" to Boston diners, has been a critical part of the ocean ecology off New England for thousands of years.
She came away persuaded, though I don't imagine a poster of the wolffish
will make its way onto her bedroom wall any time soon
The area is also important for many other fish species including Atlantic sea poacher, Atlantic wolffish
(pictured) snake blenny and adult daubed shanny.
Fishermen started targeting previously undesirable species -- dogfish, wolffish
, sea urchins, and juvenile eels -- only to see their numbers crash as well.
It's a three-foot-long wolffish
(see CM cover), tasty, but capable of chewing a careless hand half off.
The pink tentacles emerge from Frilled Anemones, the flower-like beauties at mid-right are Strawberry Hydrozoans, the fish (and partial ones) on the upper left is a cod, and the monster in the middle is a wolffish
, better known as an ocean catfish.