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Chionodraco hamatus  (Lönnberg, 1905)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Etymology: Chionodraco: Greek, chionos, -a, -on = snow + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 600 m.   Polar; 60°S - 78°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 33 - 37 cm
Max length : 49.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5200)

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Southern Ocean: Circum-Antarctic on the continental shelf.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf. Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743). Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 89434).

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Iwami, T. and K.-H. Kock, 1990. Channichthyidae. p. 381-389. 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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (-0.14734 - 0.15066), b=3.37 (3.28 - 3.46), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 2,510-4,571).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   .