Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg, 1906)
Blackfin icefish
photo by Reyes, P.

Family:  Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Max. size:  72 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,700.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 770 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: in the vicinity of Bouvet Island, Scotia Sea, and northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Biology:  Adults feed mostly on fish and krill. Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743). Larvae have a long pelagic phase (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: Luna, Susan M. - 16.02.12

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