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 marine fish with protruding front teeth and powerful jaws. Its head is small, with a small mouth, blunt snout and small eyes. Its body is long and stout with small or no pectoral fins. It has a uniform body colour, ranging from charcoal-black to dark chocolate.

Weight: 13.5 to 20 kg (30 to 44 lb)

Length: 0.8 to 1.45 m (2.6 to 4.8 ft), but can grow up to 180 cm (5.9 ft)

 

Report Northern Wolffish sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca