Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Dolloidraco: After Louis Dollo, professor of Paleontology in Lille, France; 1857 + Greek, drako = dragon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 203 - 1145 m. Deep-water; 64°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: Weddell Sea, Graham Land, Queen Mary Land, South Victoria Land.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181); max. published weight: 13.90 g (Ref. 124149); max. published weight: 13.90 g
Found on the sublittoral and continental shelf. Adults feed mainly on errant polychaetes; also in the gut content were gammarid amphipods, isopods, sedentary polychaetes and unidentified polychaetes (Ref. 5181).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eakin, R.R., 1990. Artedidraconidae. p. 332-356. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5181)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 0.3, mean -1.1 °C (based on 981 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00367 - 0.00902), b=3.07 (2.94 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.38 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .