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wolffish

[woo lf-fish] /ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) wolffish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wolffishes.
1.
any large fish of the genus Anarhichas, as A. lupus of the northern Atlantic, allied to the blenny and noted for its ferocious appearance and habits.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; wolf + fish
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wolffish

/ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any large northern deep-sea blennioid fish of the family Anarhichadidae, such as Anarhichas lupus. They have large sharp teeth and no pelvic fins and are used as food fishes Also called catfish
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wolffish

any of nine species of large, long-bodied blennies of the family Anarhichadidae (order Perciformes), found in northern Atlantic and Pacific waters. Wolffishes are much larger than most other blennies, the largest species growing to a length of about 2.3 m (7.5 feet). Wolffishes have a large head and a long, tapered body surmounted by a single, long dorsal fin. Their formidable teeth consist of large canines and heavy molars capable of handling a diet of crabs, starfishes, sea urchins, and other prey.

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