Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1207 - 1280 m (Ref. 42989). Deep-water
Atlantic Ocean: known only from off Cape Point, South Africa. Probably ranging north to the Madagascar Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6632)
soft rays: 28 - 31;
Vertebrae: 42. This species is characterized by the following: superior and oblique mouth; body high at the occiput (humpbacked); upper nasal pore slightly posterior to vertical through nostril; with coronal pore; infraorbital canal interrupted posterior to the eye; pores of io 5 + 1 = 6; operciular opening above pectoral-fin base; head 24-25%, anteanal distance around half SL (Ref. 44814).
Occurs in the continental slope (Ref. 7300).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P., 1998. A review of recent studies of Southern Ocean Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Cybium 22(3): 255-266. (Ref. 30823)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00219 - 0.00998), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .