Mackerel icefish

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Mackerel icefish
Mackerel Icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Notothenioidei
Family: Channichthyidae
Genus: Champsocephalus
Species: C. gunnari
Binomial name
Champsocephalus gunnari
Lönnberg, 1905 [1]

The mackerel icefish, Champsocephalus gunnari, is a fish found only in the Southern Ocean. They are mainly to be found near Heard and McDonald Islands, Îles Kerguelen and islands in the south Atlantic such as South Georgia.[2]

Larval stage

Due to overfishing, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) considers the species "depleted"

Its normal size is 22-25 inch long, and only 1 inch when it is born.[3]


  1. ^ Champsocephalus gunnari at the Encyclopedia of Life
  2. ^ "Mackerel icefish". Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "General Situation of World Fish Stocks" (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 8 October 2010.