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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Notothenioidei
Family: Channichthyidae Crocodile icefishes

Genus: Channichthys

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9 species
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Southern Ocean
Max. Length 33.4 cm SL
Channichthys aelitae Shandikov, 1995

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Channichthys aelitae
[Aelita icefish]



Southern Ocean

Channichthys bospori Shandikov, 1995

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Channichthys bospori
[Big-eyed icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 25.9 cm TL
Channichthys irinae Shandikov, 1995

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Channichthys irinae
[Pygmy icefish]



Antarctic
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL
Channichthys mithridatis Shandikov, 2008

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Channichthys mithridatis
[Green icefish]



Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar
Max. Length 40.2 cm TL
Channichthys panticapaei Shandikov, 1995

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Channichthys panticapaei
[Charcoal icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Channichthys rhinoceratus Richardson, 1844

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Channichthys rhinoceratus
[Unicorn icefish]



Southern Ocean, Sub-Antar
Max. Length 37.4 cm TL
Channichthys richardsoni Shandikov, 2011

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Channichthys richardsoni
[Robust icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Channichthys rugosus Regan, 1913

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Channichthys rugosus
[Red icefish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 49 cm SL
Channichthys velifer Meisner, 1974

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Channichthys velifer
[Sail icefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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