Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes
(Smelts) > Galaxiidae
(Galaxiids) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Galaxias: Greek, galaxias, ou = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 40°S - 54°S
South America: Central and southern Chile from about Valdivia through the Patagonian Andes in Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34281)
McDowall, R.M., 1988. Diadromy in fishes: migrations between freshwater and marine environments. Croom Helm, London. (Ref. 26213)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec=16,500 (landlocked population)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .