Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae
Etymology: Chionodraco: Greek, chionos, -a, -on = snow + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Lönnberg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 600 m. Polar; 60°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: Circum-Antarctic on the continental shelf.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 33 - 37 cm
Max length : 49.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5200)
Found on the continental shelf. Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743). Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 89434).
Iwami, T. and K.-H. Kock, 1990. Channichthyidae. p. 381-389. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. 462 p. (Ref. 5200)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 0.5, mean -1.1 (based on 374 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (0.00070 - 0.00391), b=3.42 (3.22 - 3.62), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 9.2 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 2,510-4,571).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (62 of 100) .