Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Wolf-eel
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Anarrhichthys ocellatus, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Ross Whippo
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Anarrhichthys ocellatus, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Em Lim
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Anarrhichthys ocellatus, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Jasmin Schuster
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Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Distribution


Description

Reaching a maximum length of 240cm, adults can be found seeking shelter among rocks in subtidal areas, and both males and females guard eggs. Juveniles are pelagic for up to two years.


Information

Max Size: 240 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 3.2-29.7°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (12.5% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.