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The wolf eelpout is a bottom dweller. Unlike most fish, they do not have a swim bladder.

At this latitude, they are only found in deep water where the temperature range is similar to that of shallower, northern waters where they are commonly found.

Also the eelpout is a bottom dweller. Unlike most fish, they do not have a swim bladder.

At this latitude, they are only found in deep water where the temperature range is similar to that of shallower, northern waters where they are commonly found.

Eelpout, any of more than 250 species of elongated marine fishes of the family Zoarcidae, found in cold waters and abundant in Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Eelpouts are thick-lipped, eel-shaped fishes with the dorsal and anal fins connected around the end of the tail and with small pelvic fins that, if present, are near the gills.

They live on the bottom and range from shallow to deep water. Length may be up to about 90 centimetres (3 feet) but is usually half that or less. Some species lay eggs; others, including the abundant European eelpout, or viviparous blenny, give birth to live young.

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