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Specieswatch: could we farm the scary but shy Atlantic wolffish?

Habitat of creature, sometimes known as Scotch halibut or woof in chip shops, has been depleted by trawlingIn the north of England, Atlantic wolffish, Anarhichas lupus, is offered as fillets in fish and chip shops where it might be called Scotch halibut, Scarborough woof or simply woof. You are unlikely to have seen it whole since the fish has large teeth and an off-putting ferocious appearance that accounts for its common name. It can grow 1.5 metres (5ft) long. Its powerful jaws are used for crunching up shellfish, sea urchins and starfish. Despite the fearsome appearance wolffish are shy and will hide if approached by divers.Unusually for fish, both male and female are conscientious parents, spending months guarding the patch of seabed containing their eggs against predators. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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