Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae
Etymology: Cryothenia: Greek, kryos = frost + Greek, adverbial particle, then, that denotes distance or remova (Ref. 45335); amphitreta: Name from Greek, genus translates as 'from the cold' and specific epithet as 'an orifice with two openings', describing the interorbital-pit morphology that distinguishes it from C. peninsulae.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic. Polar
Antarctic: Ross Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by having its pelvic fins reaching only about halfway from the pelvic-fin base to anal origin, and the second dorsal-fin insertion notably advanced with respect to the anal-fin origin; cephalic lateral-line pores large, the fourth supraorbital canal pores open into a median, well-defined, depressed interorbital pit, divided medially by a slightly raised ridge; width of depressed interorbital region greater than the length, does not extend anteriorly beyond the third supraorbital canal pore, and with a few uniserial cycloid scales immediately anterior to it; the lining of the mouth, gill cavities, and peritoneum black (Ref. 58577).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cziko, P.A. and C.-H.C. Cheng, 2006. A new species of nototheniid (Perciformes: Notothenioidei) fish from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Copeia 2006(4):752-759. (Ref. 58577)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00297 - 0.01341), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .