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  • The icefishes (or white-blooded fishes) are a family (Channichthyidae) of perciform fish found in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America.

    Transparent Fish – Clearly Intriguing | Impact Lab 2007

  • The Channichthyidae "ice fish" that live in slightly warmer Antarctic waters have no hemoglobin at all, their blood is white.

    Terra Incognita Wheeler, Sarah 1996

  • Another interesting aspect of Notothenioid physiology is that while the majority of animal species have up to 45 % of hemoglobin (or other oxygen-binding and oxygen transporting pigments) in their blood, the Notothenoids of the family Channichthyidae have only 1%.

    Pounding The Rock 2009


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  • Family of fishes whose several genera do not produce hemoglobin; the crocodile icefishes and white-blooded fishes.

    July 14, 2010