Lycodes reticulatus

Author: Reinhardt, 1835

Lycodes reticulatus Reinhardt, 1835

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lycodes reticulatus Reinhardt, 1835 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body fairly elongate, its depth 12-14% TL at anal origin, covered with scales to origin of dorsal fin, but belly, back before dorsal fin and unpaired fins naked. Upper angle of operculum with a slightly developed, rounded lobe. Pectoral fin 13-14% TL, with (19) 20-21 finrays; preanal distance about 50% TL. Lateral line single, midlateral. Vertebrae 93-96. Colour: young specimens with 7-9 dark cross-bands, becoming a network of dark lines in older fishes; peritoneum light. Size: to 55 cm, usually 35-39 cm.

Habitat: benthic on soft bottoms at (20) 100-800 m, with bottom temperatures mostly below O °C. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: eastern central coast of Greenland, Jan Mayen I., northern part of Barents Sea. Elsewhere, western Greenland, Hudson Bay, Labrador, Nova Scotia and occasionally south to Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts; also, northern parts of Kara and Laptev seas.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.


Four insufficiently studied subspecies have been described, including Lycodes reticulatus macrocephalus Jensen, 1904 (Clofnam— East Greenland, also northern parts of Barents, Kara and Laptev Seas).
Eggs, larvae and young stages. Andriashev, 1954: 538.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.