Mackerel icefish

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The Mackerel icefish lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 0 - 700 m environment.

The mackerel icefish feeds mainly on krill (Euphausia superba); it takes other euphausiids, mysids, and hyperiid amphipods (Themisto gaudichaudii) when krill numbers are low. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Reproductive parameters vary considerably between the different stocks. More

Mackerel icefish are short lived and fast growing with variable recruitment. They grow to about 66 cm and can weigh up to 2 kg. Juveniles and adults form large aggregations are predominantly in the demersal to mid-water range. More

The mackerel icefish is one of a group of species exclusively found in the Southern Ocean known as 'white-blooded' fishes. These fishes survive without the red oxygen carrying pigment haemoglobin in their blood cells that other fishes have. More

Mackerel icefish are found in the Southern Ocean and the southern Atlantic. Localities include the islands of the Scotia Sea, the northern Antarctic Peninsula, Kerguelen, Heard and Bouvet Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland. More

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The Australian Mackerel Icefish Fishery is the latest to put itself forward for the Marine Stewardship Council Standard. The Standard is awarded to well-managed and sustainable fisheries throughout the world who successfully complete the MSC's assessment. More

Photo of Mackerel Icefish courtesy of Austral Fisheries Mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) are widely distributed in sub-Antarctic latitudes and are found on the shelves of Kerguelen and Heard Islands, at Bouvet Island and at all the islands of the Scotia More

Recruitment of mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) at South Georgia indicated by predator diets and its relationship with sea surface temperature = Simeon L. Hill, Keith Reid, and Anthony W. More

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occurrence of mackerel icefish in gentoo penguin diets, one of which is scaled by a survey estimate of the density of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), an alternative prey species for gentoo penguins. More

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Management of the fishery on mackerel icefish relies on frequent surveys and short-term population projections because of high variability in natural mortality and is further complicated by the dual role of icefish as both consumers of krill and alternative prey to krill predators. More

Mackerel icefish size and age differences and long-term change at South Georgia and Shag Rocks Auteur(s) / Author(s) NORTH A. W. More

strength of krill and mackerel icefish, we used the echo sounders on “G.O. Sars” and various observation platforms that were put into the ocean. A stereo camera took pictures of how the krill and other animals were distributed in relation to the horizontal plane. More

Common names

Båndet isfisk in Danish (dansk)
Draco rayado in Spanish (español)
Icefish in English
Ledyanaya ryba in Russian (русский язык)
Mackerel icefish in English
Pez hielo común in Spanish (español)
Poisson des glaces antarctique in French (français)
Schukovidnaya belokrovka in Russian (русский язык)
裘氏鰐頭冰魚 in Mandarin Chinese
裘氏鳄头冰鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Channichthyidae
Genus : Champsocephalus
Species : Champsocephalus gunnari
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