Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Teleostei
Order: Perciformes/Notothenioidei
Family: Nototheniidae Cod icefishes
Subfamily: Nototheniinae
Genus: Patagonotothen

(See list of species below)



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16 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Patagonotothen brevicauda Patagonian rockcod Southeast Pacific and Sou 23 TL 1905
Patagonotothen canina Southwest Atlantic 1897
Patagonotothen cornucola Southeast Pacific and Sou 11 TL 1844
Patagonotothen elegans Southeast Pacific 1880
Patagonotothen guntheri Yellowfin notothen Southwest Atlantic 25 TL 1937
Patagonotothen jordani Southeast Pacific 1916
Patagonotothen kreffti Southeast Pacific 1993
Patagonotothen longipes Southeast Pacific 1876
Patagonotothen ramsayi Longtail southern cod Southwest Atlantic 44 TL 1913
Patagonotothen shagensis Southern Ocean 15.6 SL 1982
Patagonotothen sima Southeast Pacific and Sou 1845
Patagonotothen squamiceps Southeast Pacific 1877
Patagonotothen tessellata Black southern cod Southeast Pacific and Sou 28 TL 1845
Patagonotothen thompsoni Southeast Pacific 1993
Patagonotothen trigramma Southwest Atlantic 1913
Patagonotothen wiltoni Southwest Atlantic 13.0 SL 1913



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