The world’s oceans are a massive stretch of area, the majority of the planet’s surface, and host the vast majority of its diverse life forms throughout the global aquatic biomes.
There are more kinds of fish in the sea than there are animals on land, some theorize.
Some of these species have yet to be fully documented and discovered because of how difficult it is to sustain human life underwater long enough to get records.
There is no shortage of fascinating creatures to learn about just under the surface of the water.
One of these broad categories of animals is eels. Eels are some of the oldest classifiable lifeforms on the planet.
They’ve been around, in some way, since before the dinosaurs, thanks to their deceptively simple but highly effective body structure.
Many kids can come to mind when people think of eels, from the giant Moray to the mouthy Lamprey.
This article will focus on the snub-nosed, thick-jawed, and potential massive Wolf Eels.
10 /10 Underwater Wolf
The Wolf Eel is named due to a variety of its habits and primarily for its powerful jaw. Many other eel species have unique biological tools to help them catch prey, such as toxic bites or electric zaps.
The Wolf Eel is technically not an eel at all, but a Wolffish, categorized by their powerful biting jaws lined with sharp, tearing teeth they use to crack shells and penetrate their prey’s protection.
However, as the most eel-shaped of the Order, it has been nicknamed an eel.
9 /10 Pacific Range
The Wolf Eel is mainly found along the Pacific Coast of North America, going as far down as California and as high up as Alaska.
There have even been sightings of wolffish as far west as Japan and as far north as the shallows of the underwater land bridge between Alaska and Russia’s farthest eastern coast.
They, like eels, occupy shallow waters that are plentiful in rocky terrain.