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Family: Channichthyidae Crocodile icefishes



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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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