Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 1180 m. Deep-water; 60°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: east Antarctica (Davis, Ross and Weddell seas), Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181)
Amphipods were the main food of fishes from the Weddell Sea, although isopods, mysids and polychaetes were important food items (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. 123201
): -1.8 - 1.2, mean -0.8 °C (based on 1358 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00365 - 0.01089), b=3.26 (3.10 - 3.42), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.53 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).