Gaidropsarus novaezealandiae  (Hector, 1874)

New Zealand ling
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Lotidae (Hakes and burbots)
Etymology: Gaidropsarus: Greek, ga, ge = the earth + Greek, ydro = water + Greek psaros = speckled, starling (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9985); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 56-70; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 50 - 59; Vertebrae: 46 - 49. First dorsal reduced to a single ray followed by a band of brush-like filaments; second dorsal with 55-69 soft rays; gill rakers rudimentary (Ref. 9003). Caudal fin rounded. Dark brownish grey to reddish brown, paler below, sometimes with yellowish tinge (Ref. 9003).

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Southwest Pacific: Tasmania and New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rock pools and shallow coastal waters; secretive species (Ref. 30464). Feeds on small invertebrates and fish (Ref. 9003). Probably nocturnal (Ref. 9003).

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Svetovidov, A.N., 1986. Review of the three-bearded rocklings of the genus Gaidropsaurus Rafinesque, 1810 (Gadidae) with description of a new species. J. Ichthyol. 26(1)114-135. (Ref. 9985)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00177 - 0.00819), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.