Northern Wolffish

Northern Wolffish
Anarhichas denticulatus
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Threatened
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Threatened
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

The Northern Wolffish is a thick, heavy-set fish with a pointed snout, small eyes, small tail and no pelvic fins. It has prominent canine-like teeth in the front of the jaws. These fish are gray to dark chocolate in colour with a light violet sheen, often with numerous but indistinct dark bars or spots.