Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Bathydraconidae
Etymology: Cygnodraco: Latin, cycneus = swan + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 300 m. Polar; 65°S - 79°S
Southern Ocean: Antarctic continental shelf. Probably circum-Antarctic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5192)
Specimens larger than 26 cm TL were breeding. Spawning seems to take place in autumn or early winter. Feeds mainly on benthic and benthopelagic organisms such as fishes (Trematomus spp.), the decapod Crangon antarcticus, mysids, gammarid amphipod and polychaete worms (Ref. 5192). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Gon, O., 1990. Bathydraconidae. p. 364-380. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. 462 p. (Ref. 5192)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - -0.2, mean -1.3 °C (based on 72 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 4.1 ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=3,400-8,500).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .