Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Guttigadus: Latin, gutta, drop, gum + Latin, gadus = a fish, cod? (Ref. 45335); globosus: Named after C. D. Paulin who described the genus Momonatira (Ref. 45854).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1175 - 1600 m (Ref. 31160). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific and South Atlantic: oceanic islands off New Zealand and in the mid South Atlantic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31160)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 73 - 84;
Vertebrae: 56 - 59. Body deep; head large; caudal peduncle narrow; lower jaws included (overlapped by) upper jaws when mouth closed; interorbital very wide, 10.3-15.0% SL; barbel on chin very short, 0.3-1.0% SL; lining of mouth dark (Ref. 31160).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Meléndez, C., R. and D.F. Markle, 1997. Phylogeny and zoogeography of Laemonema and Guttigadus (Pisces: Gadiformes: Moridae). Bull. Mar. Sci. 61(3):593-670. (Ref. 31160)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.3 - 3.9, mean 2.9 (based on 80 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .