Wolf-eel - Anarrhichthys ocellatus | SocalFauna.net

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
© Chris Mallory

Wolf-eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Anarhichadidae

Demersal to depths of around 200m in rocky subtidal areas where they are predatory on smaller fish and invertebrates. Body elongate, eel-like, mottled gray, length to 7 feet. Dorsal and anal fin very long, with 200+ rays each; no pelvic fins and reduced caudal fin. San Diego to Alaska (3) Common (3) Marine.

View Sightings (0 total)

1. FishBase - Anarrhichthys ocellatus
2. WoRMS - Anarrhichthys ocellatus
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)

Submit a sighting:
Encounter this species recently? Click here to submit a record to let others know which animals are active right now.You must be logged in to record recent sightings.

SocalFauna.net is built and maintained by Chris Mallory. All contributed content on this site is copyrighted by its respective owner, all rights reserved. All species IDs on this site should be treated as tentative and are presented here to help Southern California naturalists better understand the world around them, not to serve as a definitive authority of information. If you find any information presented here to be in error, or if you wish to send feedback positive or negative do not hesitate to email me. This site runs best on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Terms of Service