Lycodes

Lycodes

 

a genus of fishes of the family Zoarcidae. Of the approximately 50 species, 45 are found in the northern hemisphere. Lycodes live primarily in arctic seas (16 species in the USSR) and in the Sea of Okhotsk (18 species). They are benthic fishes, living primarily at depths of 100–500 m (only five species live at depths of 1,500–2,000 m). They prefer silty gravel and low temperatures and feed on benthic invertebrates or, more rarely, other fishes. Many species bury themselves in the silt. They are usually small, but certain species may reach 1 m in length. Although their flesh is tasty, they have no commercial significance.

REFERENCES

Andriiashev, A. P. Ryby severnykh morei SSSR. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol 4, part 1. Moscow, 1971.
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The otoliths from two Canadian eelpout, Lycodes polaris, were also measureable, but because no size or weight conversions have been developed for this species, fish size could not be estimated (Table 5).
All Agonidae, poachers All Liparidae Variegated snailfish, Liparis gibbus All Zoarcidae Canadian eelpout, Lycodes polaris All Stichaeidae Stout eelblenny, Anisarchus medius Slender eelblenny, Lumpenus fabricii Slender eelblenny or snake prickleback, Lumpenus spp.
11 productus (Pacific Hake) GADIDAE Microgadus N X X 36 148 24 proximus (Pacific S X X X 31 144 21 Tomcod) ZORACIDAE Lycodes O X X X 6 155 51 cortezianus (Bigfin Eelpout) GASTEROSTEIDAE Gasterosteus S X 1 66 aculeatus (Threespine Stickleback) SEBASTIDAE Sebastes caurinus O X 1 170 (Copper Rockfish) Sebastes melanops S X 1 185 (Black Rockfish) Sebastes flavidus O X 1 432 (Yellowtail Rockfish) Sebastes elongatus O X X 9 111 34 (Greenstriped Rockfish) Sebastes goodei O X X 2 181 15 (Chilipepper) Sebastes levis S X 1 110 (Cowcod) Sebastes crameri O X X X 15 96 226 (Darkblotched Rockfish) Sebastes O X 1 104 semicinctus (Halfbanded Rockfish) Sebastes spp.
Lycodes cortezianus (Gilbert 1890)--Bigfin Eelpout (Fig.
Lycodes cortezianus was previously thought to occur only from British Columbia to southern California.
Lycodes seminudus is an Arctic species known from the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi slope north of Alaska (Mecklenburg and others 2011), as well as the Norwegian and Kara seas.
A new species of Lycodes (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the Aleutian Islands.
medius, Poroclinus rothrocki Other eelpouts * Lycodes spp.