Spotted Wolffish

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline and Handline

Also known as: Seawolf, Spotted Catfish

Latin: Anarhichas minor  |  French: Loup tacheté  |  Spanish: Perro pintado  |  Icelandic: Hlýri

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Spotted Wolffish Fillet Skinless Bones-Out 400-800 11, 22 lb.
Spotted Wolffish Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out 400-800 11, 22 lb.
Spotted Wolffish Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Spotted Wolffish Heads-On Gutted 22 lb.
Spotted Wolffish Cheeks 11 lb.
Spotted Wolffish Heads 22 lb.

Favourite Food

Spotted Wolffish likes to eat shellfish such as lobster and shrimp as well as sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.

Flavour Profile

Spotted Wolffish has slightly yellow white flesh that is very tasty and firm. The flesh is very rich and cooks nicely. It is excellent on the BBQ.


Common size of Spotted Wolffish is between 70 and 90 cm and 15 lbs. Some can grow up to 140 cm and weigh up to 40 lbs, and live for 25 years. 


Salties Imports offers Spotted Wolffish all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

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Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats. 

Fishing Grounds

Spotted Wolffish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 700 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 5°C. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Northern, and Eastern coasts. Spotted Wolffish tends to be found around rough sand bottoms and not rocky areas. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Spotted Wolffish sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product. 

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats.

Fun Facts

After laying the eggs, the female leaves and the male stays behind to look after them. While the young are maturing the male lose this teeth for about 3 months during which he can’t eat. 

Cooking Methods

We recommend Smoking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Sautéing, and Broiling our Spotted Wolffish.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 94
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.59 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.91 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.70 g
Protein 16.2 g
Sodium 73.6 mg
Potassium 305 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Calcium 6.7 mg
Magnesium 18.7 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.35 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.18 g

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