Mancopsetta maculata  (Günther, 1880)

Antarctic armless flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Achiropsettidae (Southern flounders)
Etymology: Mancopsetta: Latin, mancus = incomplete + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 1115 m (Ref. 5192).   Temperate; 37°S - 67°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11892)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 112-129; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 91 - 104. Pelvic fin on ocular side (with 7 soft rays) extremely larger than on blind side (with 5 soft rays). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 27363).

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Southern Ocean, South Atlantic, and South Indian Ocean. Argentine shelf/slope from 37°S to the Falklands and Burdwood Bank. Also Kotlyar; Crozet Islands and Prince Edward Island (Ref. 5000). Recorded from Chile (Ref. 27363).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit the lower continental shelves with surface-dwelling larvae and juveniles (Ref. 11892).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Heemstra, P.C., 1990. Achiropsettidae. p. 408-413. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5000)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2-3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.