Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae
Etymology: Gobionotothen: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + see under Notothenia; acuta: acuta from Latin - narrow, sharp pointed, for its slender snout (Ref. 11892). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 300 m (Ref. 5179), usually 30 - 140 m (Ref. 11892). Polar; 46°S - 54°S
Southern Ocean: French South Territory, Heard Islands and Kerguelen Plateau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 28 - 31. Body marbled and with three or four short, broad, dark bars on upper parts of sides. Dorsally rays sometimes with a series of small spots, caudal fin faintly barred (Ref. 11892).
Found in fairly shallow water (Ref. 11892).
Dewitt, H.H., P.C. Heemstra and O. Gon, 1990. Nototheniidae. p. 279-331. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5179)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.8 - 3.1, mean 2.5 (based on 15 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00369 - 0.01130), b=3.22 (3.06 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 41,650-86580).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .