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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Cottoidei
Infraordo: Zoarcales

Familia: Zoarcidae
Subfamilia: Gymnelinae
Genus: Seleniolycus
Species (3): S. laevifasciatus – S. pectoralis – S. robertsi

Seleniolycus Anderson, 1988: 68
Gender: masculine
Type species: Oidiphorus laevifasciatus Torno, Tomo, & Marschoff, 1977
Fixation: original designation [also monotypic]

Primary references

Anderson, M.E. 1988: Biology of the Antarctic Seas 19. Studies on the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) of the Southern Hemisphere. I. The Antarctic and Subantarctic regions. Antarctic Research Series, 47: 59–113.

Additional references

Peter R. Møller & Andrew L. Stewart, 2006, Zootaxa 1376: 53–67 [1]


Nomenclator Zoologicus
Seleniolycus species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2023. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 06/2022.
Seleniolycus and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Seleniolycus is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes belonging to the family Zoarcidae, the eelpouts. The fishes in this genus are found in the Southern Ocean.

The following species are classified within the genus Seleniolycus:[2]

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus (Torno, Tomo & Marschoff, 1977)
Seleniolycus pectoralis Møller & Stewart, 2006
Seleniolycus robertsi Møller & Stewart, 2006


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Gymnelinae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2022). Species of Seleniolycus in FishBase. June 2022 version.

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