Lycenchelys sarsii (Collett, 1871)
Sar's wolf eel
photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Family:  Zoarcidae (Eelpouts), subfamily: Lycodinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 150 - 600 m
Distribution:  North Atlantic: Scandinavian fjords from Skagerrak to Finnmark and Kola Bay; also Grand Banks off Newfoundland. Reported from Iceland.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in muddy bottoms (Ref. 35388). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on polychaetes, crustaceans and bivalves (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dalsgaard, Anne Johanne Tang - 09.11.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 17.04.00

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