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Chaenocephalus aceratus  (Lönnberg, 1906)

Blackfin icefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Etymology: Chaenocephalus: Greek, chaeno = to yawn + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 770 m.   Polar; 53°S - 65°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 44.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 72.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4883); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2805); max. published weight: 3.7 kg (Ref. 4883)

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Southern Ocean: in the vicinity of Bouvet Island, Scotia Sea, and northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults feed mostly on fish and krill. Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743). Larvae have a long pelagic phase (Ref. 71843). Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 4931).

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Hureau, J.-C., 1985. Channichthyidae. p. 261-277. In W. Fischer and J.C. Hureau (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Southern Ocean (Fishing areas 48, 58 and 88). Rome. Vol. 2. (Ref. 2805)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00100 (0.00079 - 0.00126), b=3.45 (3.38 - 3.52), based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.17-0.24; Fec = 7,358).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.