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This is a name given to two distinct species -

'Anarhichas lupus': sometimes known as the "wolf-fish". This is found on both sides of the Atlantic, and is an aggressive-looking fish, described as having "great pavements of teeth", and a dorsal fin running for the entire length of its body; it grows up to about a metre in length. It has excellent flesh which is suitable for frying or baking.

'Scyliorhinus stellaris': a large slim member of the family that includes sharks. It is also known as the "dogfish", "rock salmon" - or in the South of England "huss". It is popular for fish and chips, but is also excellent when its fillets are fried in olive oil with a little garlic and chopped chili.

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