Channichthys rhinoceratus Richardson, 1844
Unicorn icefish
Channichthys rhinoceratus
photo by Shandikov, G.A.

Family:  Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 500.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 750 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: endemic to the Kerguelen-Heard Plateau, Antarctica.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 54-58
Biology:  Adults are found from near shore to farther than 750 m. Feed mainly on fishes and occasionally on algae.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.04.12

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