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Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (South Georgia icefish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus, the South Georgia icefish, is a species of crocodile icefish only known from the northern Antarctic Peninsula and the Scotia Sea where it occurs from the surface to 475 metres (1,558 ft). This species grows to a length of 60 centimetres (24 in) TL. It is of minor importance to commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Prey / Diet

Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[1]
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)1
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)1
Bathydraco marri (Deepwater dragon)1
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)1
Champsocephalus esox (Pike icefish)1
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)1
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)1
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)1
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)1
Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic)1
Gobionotothen angustifrons (Narrowhead rockcod)1
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)1
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)1
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Lanternfish)1
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)1
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)1
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)1
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)1
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)1
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)1
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)1
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)1
Vomeridens infuscipinnis (Antarctic dragonfish)1

Predators

Amblyraja georgiana (Antarctic starry skate)[2]
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)[2]
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)[2]
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)[2]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[2]
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)[2]
Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)[2]
Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed Albatross)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascarophis nototheniae <Unverified Name>[3]
Corynosoma bullosum[3]
Corynosoma evae[3]
Corynosoma hamanni[3]
Cucullanus fraseri <Unverified Name>[3]
Elytrophalloides oatesi[3]
Elytrophallus oatesi <Unverified Name>[3]
Gonocerca phycidis[3]
Lecithaster macrocotyle[3]
Lecithaster micropsi[3]
Neolebouria antarctica[3]
Onchobothrium antarcticum[3]
Phocanema antarctica <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[3]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Antarctic; Scott Island; Southern Ocean: known only from the islands of the Scotia Sea and the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Trophic Ecology and Structure of Coastal Antarctic Fish Communities, Timothy E. Targett, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 4: 243-263, 1981
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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