Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Muraenolepididae
Etymology: Muraenolepis: Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 30 - 1600 m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Polar; 0°C - ; 44°S - 56°S, 39°E - 76°E (Ref. 1371)
Southern Ocean: known only from the Crozet, Kerguelen and Heards islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124276); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); max. published weight: 780.00 g (Ref. 124276)
Dwells on continental and insular shelves and slopes. Feeds on zooplankton.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.3 - 2.9, mean 2.1 °C (based on 75 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5059 [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
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 24.7 [10.7, 47.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.346 [0.172, 0.601] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.3 [15.0, 17.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.216 [0.099, 0.432] g/100g ; Selenium = 18.7 [7.7, 40.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 24.7 [6.0, 90.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.517 [0.334, 0.817] mg/100g (wet weight);