Considered as a subspecies in the literature since 1982. Therefore the upraise at species rank here is considered as a provisionally accepted name, until more works are conducted on P. copei susbepcies to fix their status.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 372 - 1050 m (Ref. 51661), usually 580 - 820 m (Ref. 11892). Deep-water; 48°S - 52°S
Southern Ocean: Kerguelen and Crozet islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11892)
Mature female observed in early summer (December) with 216 eggs from 2 to 3.5 mm (Ref. 45488).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P., 1998. A review of recent studies of Southern Ocean Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Cybium 22(3): 255-266. (Ref. 30823)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00237 - 0.01161), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100).