Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Anarhichadidae > Genus: Anarhichas > Species: Anarhichas lupus

Atlantic wolffish - Anarhichas lupus Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

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Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic wolffish English Fishbase
Bavosa lupa Italian Fishbase
Cat-fish English Fishbase
Gestreifter Katfisch German Fishbase
Gestreifter Seewolf German Fishbase
Gråsteinbit Norwegian Fishbase
Havkat Danish Fishbase
Havskatt Swedish Fishbase
Katfisch German Fishbase
Lobo Spanish Fishbase
Loup de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Loup de mer French Fishbase
Lupa di mare Italian Fishbase
Merikissa Finnish Fishbase
Peixe-lobo Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-lobo-riscado Portuguese Fishbase
Perro del norte Spanish Fishbase
Seewolf German Fishbase
Steinbeißer German Fishbase
Steinbit Norwegian Fishbase
Steinbítur Icelandic Fishbase
Stribet havkat Danish Fishbase
Wolf-fish English Fishbase
Zeewolf Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Anarhichas strigosus Gmelin, 1789
Anarhichas vomerinus Agassiz, 1867
Anarhichas lupus marisalbi Barsukov, 1956

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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