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Lycodes rossi  Malmgren, 1865

Threespot eelpout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Lycodes: Greek, lykos = wolf + Greek, suffix, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 42 - 365 m (Ref. 11976).   Polar, preferred ?

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North Atlantic: just north of Iceland, northern Norway (Porsanger Fjord) and Barents Sea (but not in southern parts). Arctic Ocean: Kara Sea and Beaufort Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4695); max. published weight: 63.60 g (Ref. 11976)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 98 - 99. Pelvic fins small (Ref. 4695). Dark, with 5-8 short, light cross-bands on back and dorsal fins; light band (or spots) at nape; transverse light bands on body, never becoming a network in older fishes (Ref. 4695).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 4695). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Smaller individuals prey on smaller species like amphipods, isopods and small bivalves while larger ones prey on shrimps, euphausiids and fish (Ref. 13532).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Andriashev, A.P., 1986. Zoarcidae. p. 1130-1150. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 4695)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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