Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Galaxiiformes
(Southern smelts) > Galaxiidae
(Galaxiids) > Aplochitoninae
Etymology: Aplochiton: Greek, aploe, -es = simplicity + Greek, chiton = tunic, long dress (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jenyns.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Temperate; 39°S - 56°S
South America: On both sides of the Andes, in Chile from Lake Villarrica south and in Argentina from Lake Lacar south; into Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35399)
Found mostly in lakes, but recent collections from sites close to the sea suggest amphidromy.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McDowall, R.M. and K. Nakaya, 1987. Identity of the galaxoid fishes of the genus Aplochiton Jenyns from southern Chile. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 34(3):377-383. (Ref. 9005)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .