- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
- Superclass: Gnathostomata
- Class: Actinopterygii
- Order: Perciformes
- Family: Anarhichadidae
- Scientific name: Anarhichas minor
- Norwegian: flekksteinbit
The spotted wolffish has a light grey color base with dark brown blotches. It cannot be mistaken for any of the other wolffishes. Like the other wolffishes, it has a single dorsal fin running along the entire body length. There have been registrations of spotted wolffish reaching 190 cm and 25 kg.
It prefers muddy or sandy substrate. It is most frequent on depths between 100 and 400 meters.
The spotted wolffish has a more northern distribution than the more common Atlantic wolffish. It is registered in northern Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the east costs of North-America, as far south as Massachusetts Bay.