Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Achiropsettidae
Etymology: Achiropsetta: Greek, a = without + Greek, cheir = hands + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 21 - 1186 m (Ref. 5192). Temperate; 41°S - 59°S, 180°W - 180°E (Ref. 57274)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5000)
Southwest Atlantic: off Patagonia, the Falklands and the Burdwood Bank. Also reported from the Ob Bank, Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, and the Campbell Plateau.
Maximum depth reported at 1,186m (Ref. 57178). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Heemstra, P.C., 1990. Achiropsettidae. p. 408-413. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5000)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .