Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Gadella: Diminutive of latin, gadus = a fish, cod? (Ref. 45335); svetovidovi: Named in honor of Anatoliy Nikolaevich Svetovidov (1903-1985) for his great contributions to the study of gadoid fishes (Ref. 44938).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 230 - 735 m (Ref. 44938). Deep-water; 24°S - 31°S
Southeast Atlantic: known from its type locality, Walvis Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44938)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 68 - 73. Some teeth in upper jaw moderately large; teeth in lower jaw very large; 63-73 rays in second dorsal fin. Gill rakers very short, pear-shaped. Pelvic fins shore, often reaching base of the anal fin. Abdominal cavity extends to below the base of the 23rd-24th ray of the anal fin. Interbranchial membrane lacks scales. 54 vertebrae (without urostyle). Caudal fin weakly rounded (Ref. 44938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Trunov, I.A., 1992. Fish of the family Moridae from the southeastern Atlantic (Genera Gadella , Halargyreus, and Antimora). J. Ichthyol. 32(4):38-45. (Ref. 44938)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (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
): 3.3 ±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 to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .