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Family: Channichthyidae Crocodile icefishes



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Southern Ocean
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Chaenocephalus aceratus
[Blackfin icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Chaenodraco wilsoni Regan, 1914

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Chaenodraco wilsoni
[Spiny icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Champsocephalus esox (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Champsocephalus esox
[Pike icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Champsocephalus gunnari Lönnberg, 1905

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Champsocephalus gunnari
[Mackerel icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 33.4 cm SL
Channichthys aelitae Shandikov, 1995

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys aelitae
[Aelita icefish]



Southern Ocean

Channichthys bospori Shandikov, 1995

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys bospori
[Big-eyed icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 25.9 cm TL
Channichthys irinae Shandikov, 1995

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys irinae
[Pygmy icefish]



Antarctic
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL
Channichthys mithridatis Shandikov, 2008

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys mithridatis
[Green icefish]



Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar
Max. Length 40.2 cm TL
Channichthys panticapaei Shandikov, 1995

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys panticapaei
[Charcoal icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Channichthys rhinoceratus Richardson, 1844

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys rhinoceratus
[Unicorn icefish]



Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar
Max. Length 37.4 cm TL
Channichthys richardsoni Shandikov, 2011

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys richardsoni
[Robust icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Channichthys rugosus Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Voskoboinikova, O.
 
Channichthys rugosus
[Red icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 49 cm SL
Channichthys velifer Meisner, 1974

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Channichthys velifer
[Sail icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Chionobathyscus dewitti Andriashev & Neyelov, 1978

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Chionobathyscus dewitti
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Chionodraco hamatus (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Sala, A.
 
Chionodraco hamatus
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Chionodraco myersi DeWitt & Tyler, 1960

Photo by Photo by Zimmermann, C.
 
Chionodraco myersi
[Myers' icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Chionodraco rastrospinosus DeWitt & Hureau, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chionodraco rastrospinosus
[Ocellated icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 39.3 cm SL
Cryodraco antarcticus Dollo, 1900

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Cryodraco antarcticus
[Long-fingered icefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.3 cm TL

 
Cryodraco atkinsoni
[]
No picture found


 
Cryodraco pappenheimi
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Dacodraco hunteri Waite, 1916

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Dacodraco hunteri
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Neopagetopsis ionah Nybelin, 1947

Photo by Photo by Hofinger, E.
 
Neopagetopsis ionah
[Jonah's icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Pagetopsis macropterus (Boulenger, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Zimmermann, C.
 
Pagetopsis macropterus
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pagetopsis maculatus Barsukov & Permitin, 1958

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Pagetopsis maculatus
[]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus Norman, 1937

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus
[South Georgia icefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chaenocephalus aceratus Blackfin icefish Southern Ocean 72 TL 1906
Chaenodraco wilsoni Spiny icefish Southern Ocean 43 TL 1914
Champsocephalus esox Pike icefish Southern Ocean 35 SL 1861
Champsocephalus gunnari Mackerel icefish Southern Ocean 66 TL 1905
Channichthys aelitae Aelita icefish Southern Ocean 33.4 SL 1995
Channichthys bospori Big-eyed icefish Southern Ocean 1995
Channichthys irinae Pygmy icefish Southern Ocean 25.9 TL 1995
Channichthys mithridatis Green icefish Antarctic 43.7 TL 2008
Channichthys panticapaei Charcoal icefish Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar 40.2 TL 1995
Channichthys rhinoceratus Unicorn icefish Southern Ocean 60 TL 1844
Channichthys richardsoni Robust icefish Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar 37.4 TL 2011
Channichthys rugosus Red icefish Southern Ocean 3 SL 1913
Channichthys velifer Sail icefish Southern Ocean 49 SL 1974
Chionobathyscus dewitti Southern Ocean 60 TL 1978
Chionodraco hamatus Southern Ocean 49 TL 1905
Chionodraco myersi Myers' icefish Southern Ocean 38 TL 1960
Chionodraco rastrospinosus Ocellated icefish Southern Ocean 52 TL 1979
Cryodraco antarcticus Long-fingered icefish Southern Ocean 39.3 SL 1900
Cryodraco atkinsoni Southern Ocean 29.3 TL 1914
Cryodraco pappenheimi Southern Ocean. Needs a 1913
Dacodraco hunteri Southern Ocean 29 TL 1916
Neopagetopsis ionah Jonah's icefish Southern Ocean 56 TL 1947
Pagetopsis macropterus Southern Ocean 33 TL 1907
Pagetopsis maculatus Southern Ocean 25 TL 1958
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus South Georgia icefish Southern Ocean 60 TL 1937



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