Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Artedidraco: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335). More on author: Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 56 - 460 m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Polar; 0°C - ; 65°S - 79°S
Southern Ocean: East Antarctica (Ross Sea, South Victoria Land, MacRoberston Land, Queen Mary Land, Weddell Sea, Queen Maud Land, Davis Sea, Enderby Land).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181); max. published weight: 25.60 g (Ref. 124149); max. published weight: 25.60 g
Found on the sublittoral and continental shelf. Adults feed mainly on polychaetes and to a lesser extent, isopods (Ref. 5181).
Eakin, R.R., 1990. Artedidraconidae. p. 332-356. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5181)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 0.3, mean -1.1 °C (based on 238 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00419 - 0.01042), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.41 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=170-310).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .