Channichthys mithridatis

Channichthys mithridatis


Taxonavigation: Notothenioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Notothenioidei

Familia: Channichthyidae
Genus: Channichthys
Species: Channichthys mithridatis


Channichthys mithridatis Shandikov, 2009

Holotype: NMNH 5111 (adult male, 371 mm TL, 332 mm SL). Paratype: NMNH 5112 (12 adult specs: 7 males and 5 females, captured with holotype).

Type locality: Kerguelen Is, 47°44.4'S, 71°31.6'E, 10 August 1990, bottom trawl, depth 270-310 m, coll. G. A. Shandikov.

Etymology: The scientific name of the new species is derived from the Latin spelling of the name of the Pontic (Bosporus) Tzar Μιθριδατης – Mithridates, who ruled Panticapaeum (antique name of the city of Kerch). YugNIRO, in the city of Kerch, which has conducted Antarctic investigations for over 35 years, is located at the foot of a mountain named after Mithridates.


  • Shandikov, G.A. 2009. Channichthys mithridatis sp. n., a new species of icefishes (Perciformes: Notothenioidei: Channichthyidae) from the Kerguelen Islands area, East Antarctica, with comments on the taxonomic status of Channichthys normani. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series: Biology [2008]. 7(814): 123–131.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Green icefish
русский: зелёная белокровка
українська: зелена білкровка