It is Wednesday and what a wild looking animal have we found today! This fish lives in cold waters and is named after a very famous predator that lives on land! Who is this fish? Let’s find out…
MEET THE NORTHERN WOLFFISH!
Diet: Carnivore: mollusks, sea urchins, crabs and lobsters
Length/Weight: up to 5 ft/ up to 53lb
Conservation Status: Common/Near Threatened in Canada
- The Northern Wolffish has large pointy incisors and a bony plate in its upper mouth to crush its prey.
- They are solitary predators.
- They have a large head with a menacing look.
- They prefer rocky or muddy sea floors to live in.
- Male Wolffish guard the eggs until they’ve hatched.
With big scary looking teeth, it’s no wonder that the wolfish is named after a wolf. We wouldn’t want to meet one of these guys in a back alley of the ocean, even though they are harmless to humans.