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- noun Any of several northern marine fishes of the family Anarhichadidae, having a long tapering body and a large head with powerful teeth used to feed on mollusks.
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- noun Any fish of the family Anarhichadidae.
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- noun large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
- noun large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
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We have caught 17 Greenland halibut and one northern wolffish: a splendid return for two hours' tea-drinking.
Larval and 0-group cod and capelin, as well as species such as haddock, wolffish, tusk ( '' Brosme brosme ''), and ling ( '' Molva molva '') may also be carried by the western branch of the Irminger Current across to East Greenland and onward to West Greenland  (see Fig. 13.6).
Benthic animals are also important in the diet of many fish species, especially haddock, wolffish ( '' Anarhichas lupus ''), various species of flatfish, and cod.
There were declines in abundance of broadhead wolffish and thorny skate.
The Atlanta Fish Market restaurant has a similarly long problem menu: Maine wolffish (slow growing, avoid), “Peruvian seabass” (the same thing as Chilean sea bass and from just as far south), and Georges Bank cod (avoid).
It is the lake cusk or freshwater ling and could be utilized on our tables; but the wolffish, the rock blenny, the angler or goosefish, the skate, and twenty other kinds, are of great value as food.
The amount of fish caught per unit of fishing power has declined markedly since 1889: Halibut catch has declined 500 times, haddock has fallen more than 100 times, plaice, wolffish, hake and ling have decline more than 20 times, with cod declining by 87%.
The Atlantic wolffish lives along the ocean bottom in deep waters off New England.
BOSTON - An independent team is expected to review scientific and commercial data to determine whether to grant federal protection for the Atlantic wolffish.
The wolffish have powerful jaws and teeth that can crush lobsters, urchins, clams, scallops and crabs.