The spotted ratfish has a smooth and scaleless skin that is a silvery-bronze color, often with sparkling shades of gold, blue, and green. A venomous spine is located on the front of its dorsal fin.
Ratfish can be found at depths that range anywhere from 40–3,000 feet below sea level! They move to shallow water at night to hunt and feed.
Mollusks, crustaceans and fishes, echinoderms, and worms
Spotted ratfish can grow up to 38 inches long.
Most commonly found between the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia
Some sharks and Pacific halibut prey on spotted ratfish.
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