Family Channichthyidae - Crocodile icefishes
  Order
:
Channichthyidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 11 | Species : 25 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Distribution: Antarctic and southern South America. Mouth nonprotrusible. Snout projecting forward and depressed. Spinous dorsal fin present. Pelvic fins broad or elongate. Vertebrae 22-31. Maximum length 75 cm. Gill membranes fused. Erythrocytes lacking in most or all species and is thought to be probably compensated for by the cold, well-oxygenated habitat, a large volume of blood circulation and skin respiration.
  Etymology
:
Greek, channe, -es = anchovy + Greek, ichthys = fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Perciformes | Notothenioidei | | Channichthyidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Channichthyidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Channichthys rhinoceratus Richardson, 1844
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaenichthys velifer Meisner, 1974
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Chaenichthys rugosus (non Regan, 1913)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Chaenichthys rugosus Regan, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
Channichthys velifer Meisner, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
! Chaenichthys velifer Meisner, 1974
synonymseniororiginal
Channichthys aelitae Shandikov, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys bospori Shandikov, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys irinae Shandikov, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys panticapaei Shandikov, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys normani Balushkin, 1996
synonymjuniororiginal
Channichthys mithridatis Shandikov, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys richardsoni Shandikov, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
Channichthys sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Champsocephalus esox (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Chaenichthys esox Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal
Champsocephalus gunnari Lönnberg, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal
! Champsocephalus gunnaru Lönnberg, 1905
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Pagetodes antarcticus (Dollo, 1900)
synonymseniornew
Cryodraco atkinsoni (non Regan, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Chionodraco hamatus (Lönnberg, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Chionodraco myersi DeWitt & Tyler, 1960
acceptedseniororiginal
Chionodraco markhami Miller & Reseck, 1961
synonymjuniororiginal
Chionodraco rastrospinosus DeWitt & Hureau, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Chionodraco kathleenae (non Regan, 1914)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Chaenichthys aceratus Lönnberg, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Pagetopsis macropterus (Boulenger, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Pagetopsis maculatus Barsukov & Permitin, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal
Pagetopsis macropterus (non Boulenger, 1907)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Dacodraco hunteri Waite, 1916
acceptedseniororiginal
Pagetodes antarcticus (non Dollo, 1900)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Neopagetopsis ionah Nybelin, 1947
acceptedseniororiginal
Chionobathyscus dewitti Andriashev & Neyelov, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal
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