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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Catches of up to 200 fish have included cod to 12lb, wolffish to 8lb and pollock to 6lb.
Abstract--Full life history information is lacking for Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), a species of concern in U.
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.
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.
It''s the perfect prelude to the stunning main course, Heston''s Day Out at the Seaside with Wolffish Cheeks and Saucy Seagull.
He says: "There are these wolffish which are 3ft long, they have huge teeth that they use to eat clams and shellfish.
It's the perfect prelude to the stunning main course, Heston's Day Out at the Seaside with Wolffish Cheeks and Saucy Seagull.
For his starter he conjures up a Fishy Afternoon Tea with a side helping of Laughing Gas as a prelude to the main course, Heston's Day Out at the Seaside with Wolffish Cheeks and Saucy Seagull.
Scallop predators including Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), Atlantic cod (G.