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Catfish, Common (Anarhichas Lupas) Record

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CATFISH, COMMON / ANARHICHAS LUPAS
4 8 9.33 20.9 Saltstraumen Norway 230785 M. Karlsson
6 12 10.48 23.2 Saltstraumen Norway 070787 J. Agren
8 16 10.38 22.14 Faksfjordon Norway 260602 C. Nilsson
10 20 12.75 28.2 Saltstraumen Norway 230785 M. Karlsson
15 30 13.19 29.1 Hanstholm Denmark 060501 B. Olofsson
24 50 17.60 38.13 Saltstraumen Norway 200500 I. Nagy
AT AT 17.60 38.13 Saltstraumen Norway 200500 I. Nagy
*SH SH 5.79 12.12 Stonehaven Scotland 78 G. Taylor

The common catfish (anarhichas lupas)

also know as the Wolf-fish inhabits the north east atlantic. Characteristically, this fish has a large head with big eyes. Its large mouth is lined with big teeth.

Common catfish (anarhichas lupas)

move inshore to mate and spawn in autumn and winter, but the timing varies greatly over their range. The male fish guards his mate’s clump of many thousands of relatively large eggs (up to 6mm in length) for around two months until they hatch. During this time the diligent father rarely feeds.

Catfish, Common (Anarhichas Lupas)

 
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