Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
(Eelpouts and pricklebacks) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Lycodichthys: Greek, lykos = wolf + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335); dearborni: Species name dearborni honors John Dearborn who collected the first specimens (Ref. 45168).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 550 - 588 m (Ref. 11954). Deep-water; 72°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: known only from the Ross Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5197)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 69 - 75. Head moderately large, robust, ovoid, dorsal profile strongly flattened. Gill slit in large specimens extends to lower edge of pectoral fin, slightly above in small specimens. Yellowish with brown mottling in color.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E., 1990. Zoarcidae. p. 256-276. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5197)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 0.9, mean -1.4 °C (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00055 - 0.00304), b=3.10 (2.90 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.41 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .