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
Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 298 - 1278 m (Ref. 117245). Deep-water; 76°N - 61°N, 79°W - 48°W (Ref. 117245)
Northwest Atlantic: restricted to the Arctic waters of Canada and immediate vicinity of Greenland waters.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39441); 23.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 80 - 84;
Vertebrae: 100 - 104. Distinguished from other members of the genus by the following combination of characters: lateral line system ventromediolateral; pectoral fin rays 22-23; first dorsal fin pterygiophore associated with vertebra 3-5; preanal distance 43-46% SL; color brownish with 6-10 white bars or patches along the dorsal part of the body and dorsal fin; peritoneum black.
Benthic; feeds on fishes (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E. and V.V. Fedorov, 2004. Family Zoarcidae Swainson 1839. Eelpouts. Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes (34):58. (Ref. 51665)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00054 - 0.00305), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (59 of 100) .