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Taxonavigation: Cottales 

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: Cottales

Familia: Liparidae
Genus: Volodichthys
Species: V. catherinae – V. herwigi – V. parini – V. smirnovi – V. solovjevae


Volodichthys Balushkin, 2012

Type species: Careproctus parini Andriashev & Prirodina, 1990

Etymology: The first part of the generic name is derived from Volodya (the diminutive for "Vladimir"). The genus is named after Vladimir Vladimirovich Fedorov (1939–2011), who was a great Russian ichthyologist, a colleague and friend of the author. The second part of the generic name is derived from a Latinised Greek word ichthys (= fish). Volodya was one of the best specialists in the ichthyofauna of the northern regions of the Pacific Ocean. There were also the families that he liked most of all — the snailfish, the eelpout, the sculpin, and the flatfish. He was acquainted with them on a world scale. Over his last years he worked on a review dedicated to the geographic distribution of Liparidae family in the World ocean. Unfortunately, he did not manage to finish his manuscript.


  • Balushkin, A.V. 2012. Volodichthys gen. nov. New Species of the Primitive Snailfish (Liparidae: Scorpaeniformes) of the Southern Hemisphere. Description of New Species V. solovjevae sp. nov. (Cooperation Sea, the Antarctic). Voprosy Ikhtiologii 52(1): 5–14 / Journal of Ichthyology 52(1): 1–10. Reference page