Muraenolepis microps  Lönnberg, 1905

Smalleye moray cod
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Muraenolepididae (Eel cods)
Etymology: Muraenolepis: Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 10 - 1600 m.   Polar; 50°S - 78°S, 143°E - 19°W (Ref. 1371)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 23 - 32 cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); common length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 135; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 106; Vertebrae: 69. Dorsal filament variable in length, but never longer than twice the eye diameter. Outer rays of the pelvic fins filamentous, of unequal lengths. Lateral line arched above the pectoral fin, extending to slightly beyond the pectoral fin tips. Color is uniform gray-brown, with iridescent hues.

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Southern Ocean: coasts of Antarctic Peninsula, Scotia Sea (South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland islands), Victoria Land and Ross Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Dwells in continental and insular shelves and slopes. Feeds on zooplankton. Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743).

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Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5059   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=4; Fec = 85,810).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.