Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae
Etymology: Channichthys: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 165 - 310 m (Ref. 90861). Deep-water
Southern Ocean: Kerguelen Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90861)
This species is a typical zooplankton consumer (Ref. 80896).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shandikov, G.A., 1995. To the question about the composition of icefish species of the genus Channichthys (Channichthyidae, Notothenioidei) in the Kerguelen Islands area with description of three new species. Proceedings of the Southern Scientific Research Institute of Marine Fisheries & Oceanography (YugNIRO). Kerch. Special issue (2):1-18. (Ref. 90861)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.3 - 2.4, mean 1.6 (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (0.00072 - 0.00384), b=3.43 (3.23 - 3.63), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .