This well-scarred individual occupied the same hole for many summers in very shallow water at Big Green Carr just off St. Abbs harbour wall. It was a great favourite with visiting divers who could virtually guarantee a sighting of one of the most spectacular fish around our coasts. Despite the rules of the Marine Reserve it was fed regularly with common sea urchins (Echinus esculentus).
The scarring on the face (which is common on wolf fish) seems likely to be caused by edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) which have very powerful claws and form a regular part of the wolf fish diet.
North Sea - St. Abbs Marine Reserve