COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Atlantic wolffish Anarhichas lupus in Canada
Assessment Summary – November 2000
Common name: Atlantic Wolffish
Scientific name: Anarhichas Lupus
Status: Special Concern
Reason for designation: The total population of this large, solitary, slow-growing, late-maturing, nest-building benthic fish has declined significantly since the 1970s. Apparent threats are related to fishing and habitat alteration, perhaps compounded by environmental change.
Occurrence: Atlantic Ocean
Status history: Designated Special Concern in November 2000. Assessment based on a new status report.
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