Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Gaidropsaridae
Etymology: Gaidropsarus: Greek, ga, ge = the earth + Greek, ydro = water + Greek psaros = speckled, starling (Ref. 45335); pakhorukovi: Named for N.P. Pakhorukov.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 690 m (Ref. 41608). Deep-water
Southwest Atlantic: Rio Grande Rise.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41608); 28.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 50 - 51;
Vertebrae: 46 - 47. Color uniform, brownish gray, darker dorsally; fins gray. Anterior ray of first dorsal fin smaller than eye diameter. Eyes small, less than 0.20 times HL. Gill rakers tuberculiform. Predorsal length relatively large, 24.4% SL. Lateral line with 8-7 distinct segments until the bend, with 3-4 in the bend and up to 9 sparsely arranged segments in the middle of the body. Head with 4 pores in the supraorbital canal, 12 in the infraorbital canal and 13 in the preoperculomandibular canal. Head large; 2nd dorsal and anal fins relatively short; pectorals long. Teeth are small, pointed, larger ones caniniform. Mouth relatively small, not reaching to below posterior edge of eye (Ref. 41608).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shcherbachev, Y.N., 1995. New species of rockling Gaidropsarus pakhorukovi (Gadidae), from the Rio Grande Rise (Southwest Atlantic). J. Ichthyol. 35(8):233-235. (Ref. 41608)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00206 - 0.01063), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .