Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Artedidraco: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 82 - 801 m. Polar; 66°S - 77°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181)
Southern Ocean: East Antarctica (Ross Sea, South Victoria Land, Weddell Sea).
Found on the sublittoral and continental shelf. Feeds mainly on gammaridean amphipods, with substantial amounts of errant polychaetes. Isopods were a minor food item.
Eakin, R.R., 1990. Artedidraconidae. p. 332-356. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming fec > 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .