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Gymnelus andersoni  Chernova, 1998

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Gymnelus: Gymnelus, derived from Greek, gymn?los (Latinized Greek) = poor, needy (akin to Greek gymnos for destitute (E. Spencer, pers.comm. 09/13).;  andersoni: Named for M.E. Anderson (Ref. 60485).   More on author: Chernova.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 27 - 300 m (Ref. 30485), usually 52 - 300 m (Ref. 30485).   Deep-water; -2°C - -1°C (Ref. 30485), preferred ?

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Arctic: Spitsbergen (Sturfjord at 108-121 m); north, central and eastern parts of the Barents Sea (91-300m); off Nova Zemlya and in the Kara Sea; in the Shokalskii Straight and western part of the Laptev Sea (27-196 m).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30485); 13.2 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers silty sand bottom. Adults found at depths of (27) 52-300 m; juveniles at shallow depths. Usually at temperatures below -1.0°C and in one case, in the Barents Sea at 280 m, under +1.0°C and salinity of catch locations often not less than 34 ppt.

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Chernova, N.V., 1998. A new species Gymnelus andersoni sp. nova, from the Arctic Seas with refinement of the species status of G. retrodorsalis Le Danois and G. paciporus Anderson (Fam. Zoarcidae). J. Ichthyol. 38(2):708-715. (Ref. 30485)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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