Gobionotothen gibberifrons  (Lönnberg, 1905)

Humped rockcod
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes)
Etymology: Gobionotothen: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + see under Notothenia.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 429 m (Ref. 11892).   Polar; 53°S - 67°S, 75°W - 75°E

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 37.7  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5179); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2121)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-34; Anal soft rays: 31 - 34. Upper part of head and body irregularly spotted and blotched. Rarely with traces of darker cross-bars, young with irregular cross-bars, broken up into three or four series of alternating spots (Ref. 11892).

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Southern Ocean: Scotia Arc and Heard Island. Also distributed in the South Atlantic, near the southern Shetland, southern Sandwich, southern Orkney Islands, and near South Georgia Island (Ref. 4883).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Dewitt, H.H., P.C. Heemstra and O. Gon, 1990. Nototheniidae. p. 279-331. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00224 - 0.00562), b=3.25 (3.11 - 3.39), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=21,699; tm=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.