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Family Anarhichadidae:
Wolf fishes, Wolf Blennies


By Bob Fenner


Family Anarhichadidae, Wolf fishes, Wolf Blennies; North Atlantic, North Pacific. Two genera with four species. These neat, hand-trainable fishes are mainly seen in public aquaria as they can be enormous (up to 2.5 meters) in size. Gentle giants that are favorites of Public Aquariums everywhere. Anarrhichthys ocellatus Ayres 1855,  at the Birch Aquarium, San Diego. 

Anarichas lupus Linnaeus 1758, Wolf-fish. Northeastern and Northwestern Atlantic. To 150 cm. Feed on large crustaceans (lobsters, crabs) and urchins and other echinoderms. Aquarium photo. 

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