Paranotothenia magellanica  (Forster, 1801)

Magellanic rockcod
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes)
Etymology: Paranotothenia: Greek, para = near + Greek, noton = back + Greek, adverbial particle, then, that denotes distance or removal (Ref. 45335);  magellanica: magellanica for the straits of Magellan, the type locality (Ref. 11892).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 255 m (Ref. 11892), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 11892).   Temperate; 43°S - 78°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5179)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal soft rays: 22 - 25. Greyish olive above, yellowish below. Pug-nosed snout, well developed supraoccipital crest, highly sculptured cranial bones. Short jaw, the maxillary not reaching the orbit, and adults with pelagic coloration as well as large epurals (Ref. 11892). Upper lateral line with 36-48 tubular scales, total number of scales in upper and middle lateral lines 45-57; caudal peduncle longer than deep, 37.0-45.5% HL; preoperculo-mandibular canal not connected with the temporal canal; dorsal surface of head without prominent ridges; pelvic length much shorter than pectorals (Ref. 37311).

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Southern Ocean: southern tip of South America. Also found in Falkland, South Georgia, South Orkney, South Shetland, Prince Edward, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard and Macquarie islands, southern New Zealand and associated islands, rarely in the Ross Sea. New Zealand and Argentina (Patagonia) (Ref. 4537)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized as a food fish.

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Dewitt, H.H., P.C. Heemstra and O. Gon, 1990. Nototheniidae. p. 279-331. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00332 - 0.01582), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.26; Fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.