Cryothenia peninsulae Daniels, 1981
Cryothenia peninsulae
photo by FAO

Family:  Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes), subfamily: Trematominae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 50 - 400 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and islands of the Palmer Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-36; Anal soft rays: 33-35; Vertebrae: 50-53. Light and dark areas of purple and silver. Silvery below (Ref. 11892).
Biology:  Probably an autumn or winter spawner (Ref. 11892).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 22.09.08
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.04.98

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