Champsocephalus gunnari Lönnberg, 1905
Mackerel icefish
Champsocephalus gunnari
photo by Reyes, P.

Family:  Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Max. size:  66 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,000.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 700 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: Islands of the Scotia Sea, including the northern part of Antarctic Peninsula; Kerguelen, Heard and Bouvet islands.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 59-62
Biology:  Feed mainly on krill and mysids. Spawn in autumn and winter (Ref. 50743). Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743). Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 71843). Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 4931).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Parducho, Vina Angelica - 30.01.17

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