Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Paralepididae
Etymology: Notolepis: Greek, noton = back + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2000 m. Deep-water; 50°S - 73°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5176)
Probably circumglobal in Antarctic pelagic waters.
Occurs vertically from surface (holotype) to more than 2, 000 m. Appears to feed exclusively on krill as no other prey items were found in the stomachs.
Post, A., 1990. Paralepididae. p. 138-141. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5176)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00122 - 0.00862), b=3.08 (2.85 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .