Lycodes esmarkii  Collett, 1875

Greater eelpout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Lycodes: Greek, lykos = wolf + Greek, suffix, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 251 - 1090 m (Ref. 58426), usually 251 - 350 m (Ref. 13534).   Deep-water

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North Atlantic: Nunavut (Ref. 58426), western Barents Sea to southern Norway, the Faeroes-Shetlands and northern Iceland.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4695); common length : 47.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4695)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at a temperature range of -0.4° to 5.0 °C. Optimal temperatures appear to range between 2.6° and 3.5°C. Inhabits soft bottom areas (Ref. 13532). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds almost exclusively on ophiuroids (Ref. 13532).

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Andriashev, A.P., 1986. Zoarcidae. p. 1130-1150. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 4695)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.1 - 5.4, mean 3.2 (based on 330 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (64 of 100) .