Wolf Eel

Wolf Eel

Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Physical Description

The Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus), reaching lengths of up to 200 centimeters, boasts a bluish-gray to brownish hue, often adorned with black spots outlined in white. It’s recognized for its large canines and molars, essential for crushing hard-shelled prey.


Preferring rocky outcrops, the Wolf Eel is commonly found in deeper waters along the eastern Pacific coast.

Geographical Range

From the Aleutian Islands to southern California, the Wolf Eel thrives in the cooler waters of the eastern Pacific.

What They Eat

Feeding on hard-shelled invertebrates, the Wolf Eel utilizes its robust teeth to crush its prey, making it a formidable predator in its underwater habitat.

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