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Aethotaxis mitopteryx mitopteryx  DeWitt, 1962

Longfin icedevil
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes)
Etymology: Aethotaxis: Greek, aethia, = unusual + Greek, taxis = disposition (Ref. 45335);  mitopteryx mitopteryx: The specific name is derived from the Greek word mitos (thread or string) and pteryx (wing), referring to the filamentous nature of the first dorsal spines and pelvic rays (Ref. 11892).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 850 m (Ref. 5179).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southern Ocean: islands of the Scotia Sea, Weddell Sea, Prydz Bay and the Ross Sea. A separate subspecies may be present in the Ross Sea population, but this needs more evidence (Ref. 5179). Reported from Olaf Prydz Bay, Mackenzie Sea, Indian sector of the Antarctic (Ref. 44178).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5179)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 34; Raggi anali molli: 30. Gray with violet hue and lighter below with metallic luster. In alcohol, purplish gray or light brown dorsally (Ref. 11892).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Feeds on zooplankton. The storage of lipids in cells of adipose tissue as well as the reduced calcification of the skeleton provide buoyancy to this species.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Dewitt, H.H., P.C. Heemstra and O. Gon, 1990. Nototheniidae. p. 279-331. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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