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Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish; Blackfin icefish)

Synonyms: Chaenichthys aceratus; Chaenocephalus bouvetensis
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Wikipedia Abstract

Chaenocephalus aceratus, the blackfin icefish, is a species of crocodile icefish known from around Bouvet Island and the northern Antarctic Peninsula where it occurs at depths of 5 to 770 metres (16 to 2,526 ft). This species grows to a length of 72 centimetres (28 in) TL. It is of minor importance to commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.
View Wikipedia Record: Chaenocephalus aceratus

Prey / Diet

Antarctomysis maxima[1]
Antarctomysis ohlinii[2]
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)[1]
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)[2]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[1]
Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[3]
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)[2]
Gobionotothen marionensis (Lobe-lip notothen)[1]
Harpagifer antarcticus (Antarctic spiny plunderfish)[1]
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)[1]
Notocrangon antarcticus[2]
Notothenia rossii (Marbled rockcod)[1]
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)[2]
Parachaenichthys charcoti (Antarctic dragonfish)[1]
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)[2]
Themisto gaudichaudii[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Allothunnus fallai (Tuna)1
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)2
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)2
Bathydraco marri (Deepwater dragon)1
Champsocephalus esox (Pike icefish)1
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)2
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)1
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)1
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)1
Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)1
Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic)2
Gobionotothen angustifrons (Narrowhead rockcod)1
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)1
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)1
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)2
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)2
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Lanternfish)1
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)1
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)1
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)2
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Metelectrona herwigi (Herwig lanternfish)1
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)1
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)1
Nannobrachium achirus (Lantern fish)1
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)1
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)2
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)2
Protomyctophum choriodon (Lanternfish)1
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (South Georgia icefish)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Thyrsites atun (snake mackerel)1
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)2
Trematomus loennbergii (Deepwater notothen)1
Trematomus newnesi (Dusky notothen)1
Vomeridens infuscipinnis (Antarctic dragonfish)1


Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)[1]
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)[1]
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)[1]
Daption capense (Cape Petrel)[3]
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)[1]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[1]
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)[1]
Macronectes giganteus (Southern Giant Petrel)[3]
Macronectes halli (Northern Giant Petrel)[3]
Pagodroma nivea (Snow Petrel)[3]
Pygoscelis papua (Gentoo Penguin)[1]
Stercorarius maccormicki (South Polar Skua)[1]
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)[3]


Parasitized by 
Andracantha baylisi[4]
Anisakis simplex[4]
Ascarophis nototheniae <Unverified Name>[4]
Aspersentis megarhynchus[4]
Corynosoma bullosum[4]
Corynosoma evae[4]
Corynosoma hamanni[4]
Corynosoma pseudohamanni[4]
Corynosoma shackletoni[4]
Cucullanus fraseri <Unverified Name>[4]
Dichelyne fraseri <Unverified Name>[4]
Diphyllobothrium plerocercoid <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinorhynchus petrotschenkoi[4]
Elytrophalloides oatesi[4]
Genolinea bowersi[4]
Gonocerca phycidis[4]
Lecithaster macrocotyle[4]
Lecithaster micropsi[4]
Lepidapedon garrardi[4]
Macvicaria georgiana[4]
Macvicaria pennelli[4]
Metacanthocephalus dalmori[4]
Metacanthocephalus johnstoni[4]
Neolebouria antarctica[4]
Onchobothrium antarcticum[4]
Pseudobenedenia nototheniae[4]
Pseudobenedenoides shorti[4]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[4]


Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Bouvet Island; Southern Ocean: in the vicinity of Bouvet Island, Scotia Sea, and northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Distribution and ecology of Chaenocephalus aceratus (Channichthyidae) around South Georgia and Shag Rocks (Southern Ocean), William D K Reid, Sarah Clarke, Martin A Collins, Mark Belchier, Polar Biology, 30 (12). 1523-1533 (2007)
3Towards the trophic structure of the Bouvet Island marine ecosystem, U. Jacob, T. Brey, I. Fetzer, S. Kaehler, K. Mintenbeck, K. Dunton, K. Beyer, U. Struck , E.A. Pakhomov and W.E. Arntz, Polar Biology, 29 (2). pp. 106-113 (2006)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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