Unlike Salmon and Cod leather the Wolffish leather does not have any scale or scale pockets. Due to this the leather has a smooth and even surface. However, and because the Spotted Wolffish is a wild deep-sea fish that lives on a rocky seabed, it often has scars on the skin that give the leather a very distinct character. The most distinctive aspect of the Wolffish leather, however, is the irregular spots that are very apparent on the leather unless dyed black. These spots have led some people to call the fish “Leopard Fish”.