Interesting facts about the wolf eel

Interestingly, even with such a disgusting appearance, the wolf eel is very fearful and does not attack a person if not provoked. He lives in a cave or crevice, where he makes a den, in which he sits during the day. At night, the wolf eel goes hunting, looking for crabs, molluscs, snails and hedgehogs.

• The wolf eel can grow up to 2 meters in length and weigh up to 20 kilograms. However, according to some reports, an 8-meter long wolf eel was caught in the Gulf of Finland in 2008, scientists have determined its age to be more than 20 years.

• The wolf eel is monogamous, male and female live together all their lives in one den.

• Both parents take turns curling their bodies around the eggs to protect them from predators.

• This fish has only one long dorsal fin, which runs from the head to the tip of the tail.

• The wolf eel has molars in the back of the mouth for chewing on solid food.

• Despite the name, the wolf eel has nothing to do with eels, it belongs to the wolf fish family.