Lycodes is found in Arctic America and Greenland, from which wanderers may extend southwards. This genus has been shown to possess more species than any other deep-sea Arctic form at present known.
-Francis Day, 1882
Day, F. 1882. On the identity of Anguilla kieneri, Gunther, with a Gadoid Lycodes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1882, p. 536-538