Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Gadella: Diminutive of latin, gadus = a fish, cod? (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 425 - 790 m (Ref. 31777). Deep-water; 21°S - 24°S
Western Pacific: New Caledonia and Norfolk Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31777)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 77 - 78;
Vertebrae: 55 - 57. Gadiform fish with single row of large irregular canine-like teeth in upper and lower jaws and a small triangular patch of minute teeth at symphysis of lower jaw (Ref. 31777). First dorsal fin origin behind pectoral insertion, first ray minute, second ray longest (Ref. 31777). Second dorsal fin occurs straight behind first, posterior fin rays longest (Ref. 31777).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C.D. and C.D. Roberts, 1997. Review of the morid cods (Teleostei, Paracanthopterygii, Moridae) of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species of Gadella. p. 17-41. In B. Séret (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM. Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (MMNHN), 174. (Ref. 31777)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.8 - 9.6, mean 8.7 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00183 - 0.00721), b=3.14 (2.96 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .