Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sea Wolf

No, I am not talking about the indie folk musician based in Los Angeles; neither I am talking about the movie released in 1941. This Sea Wolf is one of the Ugly Animals... Fishes to be specific.

Sea Wolf are also known as Wolf Fish. Sea Wolf is the largest fish in the suborder of blennies, a species resembling eels that have been around for the last 50 million years. It inhabits the northern waters of both hemispheres, finding shelter under large rocks near the bottom. It has powerful teeth with which he crushes its prey and breaks down into edible pieces.

Atlantic wolf-fish use their strong jaws to eat hardshell mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Sea Wolf fishes do not eat other fish.

The manner of which Atlantic wolf-fish fertilize their eggs distinguishes them from many fish. Instead of the female depositing her eggs in the open ocean for the male fish to fertilize and then continue on his way, they are internally fertilized and the male wolf-fish stays with the nest and protects the eggs for as long as four months, until the brood is strong enough to gain independence.

Enough with the story... Here are a few pictures of the Ugly Sea Wolf

Ugly Animals - Sea Wolf

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