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1. Any of various fishes of the suborder Notothenioidei, especially those of the family Channichthyidae, found in Antarctic and southern South American waters and having blood containing no hemoglobin.
2. Any of various small fishes of the family Salangidae, found in Southeast Asia and having translucent or transparent bodies.
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When bad things happen to good fish: The loss of hemoglobin and myoglobin expression in Antarctic icefishes. J.
O'Brien, "When bad things happen to good fish: the loss of hemoglobin and myoglobin expression in Antarctic icefishes," The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Tracking the evolutionary loss of hemoglobin expression by the white-blooded Antarctic icefishes. Gene 295: 185-191.
The proposals include awarding a new status or an amended status with a view to protecting whales, elephants, tortoises, mahogany, sharks and icefishes.
They then compared these phylogenies with those of other groups of fishes (Lake Victoria cichlids and icefishes) in which "species flocks" occur.
1990), and for a group of icefishes (within Notothenioidei).
For sequence data (i.e., for the rockfishes, cichlids, and icefishes), ML trees with contemporaneous tips were generated.
Temporal Speciation Patterns in Cichlids and Icefishes. - One striking contrast between the rockfishes (current study) and the Lake Victoria cichlids (Meyer et al.
Cichlids and Icefishes. - In contrast to the rockfishes, the sharp burst of speciation in the cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria occurred in the very recent past.
Some Antarctic fishes, the icefishes (Channichtyidae) have even lost their respiratory pigments (Ruud, 1954).
At the low temperatures of Antarctica icefishes rely exclusively on the transport of oxygen that is physically dissolved in the blood (see Introduction).