Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae
Etymology: Cryothenia: Greek, kryos = frost + Greek, adverbial particle, then, that denotes distance or remova (Ref. 45335); amphitreta: Name from Greek, genus translates as 'from the cold' and specific epithet as 'an orifice with two openings', describing the interorbital-pit morphology that distinguishes it from C. peninsulae.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic. Polar
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by having its pelvic fins reaching only about halfway from the pelvic-fin base to anal origin, and the second dorsal-fin insertion notably advanced with respect to the anal-fin origin; cephalic lateral-line pores large, the fourth supraorbital canal pores open into a median, well-defined, depressed interorbital pit, divided medially by a slightly raised ridge; width of depressed interorbital region greater than the length, does not extend anteriorly beyond the third supraorbital canal pore, and with a few uniserial cycloid scales immediately anterior to it; the lining of the mouth, gill cavities, and peritoneum black (Ref. 58577).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Antarctic: Ross Sea.
Cziko, P.A. and C.-H.C. Cheng, 2006. A new species of nototheniid (Perciformes: Notothenioidei) fish from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Copeia 2006(4):752-759.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00643 (-0.16146 - 0.17432), b=3.18 (3.08 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (32 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766