wolffish


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wolf·fish

 (wo͝olf′fĭsh′)
n.
Any of several northern marine fishes of the family Anarhichadidae, having a long tapering body and a large head with powerful teeth used to feed on mollusks.

wolffish

(ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any large northern deep-sea blennioid fish of the family Anarhichadidae, such as Anarhichas lupus. They have large sharp teeth and no pelvic fins and are used as food fishes. Also called: catfish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wolffish - large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas - type genus of the Anarhichadidae
2.wolffish - large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Alepisaurus, genus Alepisaurus - slender scaleless predaceous tropical deep-sea fishes
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JFK TWO has taken between 50 and 70 fish, with cod and ling in double figures, along with pollock and wolffish, their best ling one of 16lb.
125) In addition, certain vessels within a sector are prohibited from retaining certain species such as ocean pout, windowpane flounder, and Atlantic wolffish.
For instance, McCusker and Bentzen (2011) studied the population genetic structure of Atlantic wolffish throughout its North Atlantic range by AFLP loci and microsatellites, and AFLP loci revealed slightly higher Fst values but similar patterns of differentiation and isolation-by- distance estimates, compared to microsatellites.
The area is lush and productive, a refuge not only for threatened groundfish like Atlantic cod, but also for rare species such as Atlantic wolffish and North Atlantic right whales.
But, once skinned, their meat can be passed off as huss - which is normally dogfish, wolffish or catfish.
Males of wolffish (Anarhichas) roll over to one side and bend the body in inverted U shape prior to mating (Johannessen et al.
A: When a cod net comes back into a boat, up with it comes pollock, cusk, ling, whitefish, dogfish, monkfish, wolffish, you name it.
But the wolffish doesn't eat other fish, preferring to dine on crustaceans and mollusks.