Aethotaxis mitopteryx

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Aethotaxis mitopteryx
Aethotaxis mitopteryx geshafish.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nototheniidae
Genus: Aethotaxis
H. H. DeWitt, 1962
Species: A. mitopteryx
Binomial name
Aethotaxis mitopteryx
H. H. DeWitt, 1962

Aethotaxis mitopteryx, the Longfin icedevil, is a species of cod icefish native to the Southern Ocean where it can be found at depths down to 850 metres (2,790 ft). This species grows to a length of 42 centimetres (17 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus though they are doubtfully distinct:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Aethotaxis mitopteryx" in FishBase. February 2014 version.