Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Bathydraconidae
(Antarctic dragonfishes) > Bathydraconinae
Etymology: Akarotaxis: Greek, akares, -es, -es = short, little + Greek, taxis = disposition (Ref. 45335). More on author: Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 371 - 915 m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C - ; 66°S - 79°S
Southern Ocean: Antarctic continental shelf and west of Adelaide Island at the Antarctic Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5192)
Spawning may take place during middle to late summer. Distinguished from all other bathydraconid species by the short tubular section of the upper lateral line and the absence of the coronal pore.
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 0.8, mean -0.8 °C (based on 568 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00224 (0.00117 - 0.00427), b=3.25 (3.07 - 3.43), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 200).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .