Lycodes jugoricus

Author: Knipowitsch, 1906

Lycodes jugoricus Knipowitsch, 1906

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lycodes jugoricus Knipowitsch, 1906 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body fairly elongate, its depth 9-13% TL at anal origin, entirely naked. Teeth become very numerous in large specimens, up to 30-37 tubercle-like teeth on vomer, front teeth of palatines in 3-4 rows. Pectoral finrays 17-18, 14-18% TL; preanal distance 46-49% TL. Lateral line single, midlateral. Vertebrae 100-102. Colour: 8-9 dark, wedge-shaped marks with indistinct edges and lighter centres, widening towards back and dorsal fin; peritoneum light. Size: to 40 cm.

Habitat: benthic on shallow, inshore soft bottoms at 9-15 m (occasionally to 90 m), mostly in brackish water with salinities of about 15-27‰. Food: isopods (Mesidothea), bivalves, polychaetes. Reproduction: probably in autumn, eggs demersal, about 1,280, about 4.5 mm diameter.

Distribution. White Sea and southern parts of Kara Sea. Elsewhere, Laptev Sea, Novosiberian Isles, near mouth of Kolyma River, Chukchi Sea and near Herschel I. in Beaufort Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Andriashev, 1948: 89, fig. 2.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.