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Mackerel Icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari).jpg
Mackerel Icefish (C. gunnari)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Notothenioidei
Family: Channichthyidae
Genus: Champsocephalus
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Chaenichthys esox
Günther, 1861

Champsocephalus is a genus of crocodile icefishes native to the Southern Ocean.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Champsocephalus in FishBase. February 2013 version.