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Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish; Icefish)

Synonyms: Champsocephalus gunnaru
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Wikipedia Abstract

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. Due to overfishing, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) considers the species "depleted" It can turn invisible, because of the white blood that contains anti freeze. It's normal size is 22-25 ft long. Only 1 ft when it is born.
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Prey / Diet Overlap




Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Bouvet Island; French Southern Tr.; Heard and McDonald Is.; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Kerguelen Islands; Scotia Sea; South Orkney Islands; South Shetland Islands; Southern Ocean: Islands of the Scotia Sea, including the northern part of Antarctic Peninsula; Kerguelen, Heard and Bouvet islands; in the South Atlantic, near the South Georgia. Also in near the South Orkneys and South Shetland islands.;

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