Atlantic wolffish live in the waters off both coasts of the Atlantic. Even though they may look scary, they are actually rather shy fish. They are hunted for their skin, which is used as a type of leather to make personal items.
Their dorsal fin runs the entire length of their body. They can grow more than 39 inches (1 meter) long, and they turn a bizarre blue color once they are adults.
Their strong jaws and grinding molars enable them to eat hard-shelled marine animals like mollusks, crustaceans and echinoderms. They also feed on sea urchins and green crabs, whose populations can increase very quickly, and therefore they help maintain balance in the marine ecosystem.
The YouTube video playlist below contains a video about the Atlantic Wolffish. Details of the videos featured are underneath.
- Atlantic Wolffish by pjkdiver
- Evening dive, big atlantic wolffish by pjkdiver
- Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) by tomb0171
- Jonathan Bird’s Blue World: Wolffish by BlueWorldTV