Icichthys lockingtoni

Alternate names: brown rudderfish, medusafish

Author: Jordan and Gilbert, 1880


General: Young are abundant in coastal North Pacific water. They are often associated with jellyfish which provide protection from predators and opportunities for scavenging.

Size: Maximum length 46 cm.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): North Pacific from Japan to Gulf of Alaska and to central Baja California, Mexico.

Habitat description: Pelagic, often associated with gelatinous organisms.

Published depth range: 0 - 900 m.

Additional Information


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Citation: Icichthys lockingtoni (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Icichthys%20lockingtoni. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-25.
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