Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Notocheiridae
Etymology: Notocheirus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, cheir = hand (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 7463) and Argentina (Ref. 56210)
Apparently planktophagic, with Drepanopus forcipatus (calanoid copepod) as its main food; has very low fecundity (only 71 maturing ova found as mean value); and has four parasites - two species of Acanthocepha (larvae of Corynosomia sp. And adults of Hypoechinorhyinchus sp.), one undetermined Trematoda and a larva of undetermined ectoparasitic copepod (Ref. 56210).
Gosztonyi, A.E., 1972. Notocheirus hubbsi Clark 1937 (Pisces, Isonidae), adición a la fauna Argentina de peces marinos. Physis 31(83):579-583. (Ref. 56210)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .