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What Is The Scientific Name Of Bering Wolffish? (ANSWER)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF BERING WOLFFISH – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of Bering wolffish.

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF BERING WOLFFISH
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It is a species of wolffish in the wolffish family Anarhichadidae.

It has an elongated and laterally compressed body, with a thin caudal peduncle.

The fish has a steep snout and long canine teeth that protrude out past the tips of the jaws, a feature found on other wolffish.

The Bering wolffish can grow to 112 centimeters and can weigh up to 15 kilograms. It is dark brown in colour and lacks any distinct markings other than some slight blotching or palish marbling.

Juvenile heads may have multiple dark spots and four to five dark coloured longitudinal stripes on the upper body.

This species of wolffish can be found from the Northeastern Pacific Ocean from Hokkaido to the Sea of Okhotsk, to Alaska. It is also known to have occurred across the Northwestern Pacific, the Bering Sea (where it got its name from) and Arctic Ocean.

The fish lives on rocky, gravel and sandy substrates, as well as algae-encrusted bottoms in shallow, inshore locations.

Scientific Name

The binomial name of Bering wolffish is Anarhichas orientalis.

Anarchias is a species of sea wolves or wolffish in the wolffish family Anarhichadidae. It is derived from the Greek anarrhichesis which means ‘to climb’, in sense of Anarhichadidae.

The specific epithet orientalis, on the other hand, is the latin term for ‘oriental‘, which is a term for the ‘East‘.

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