Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Muraenolepididae
Etymology: Muraenolepis: Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); andriashevi: Named for Anatoli Petrovich.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 1010 m (Ref. 57854), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Agulhas Bank, southern coast of Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57854)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Balushkin, A.V. and V.P. Prirodina, 2005. A new species of moray cod Muraenolepis andriashevi sp. nova (Muraenolepididae) from the southern coast of Africa with remarks on the taxonomic rank of the family in the system of the Order Gadiformes. J. Ichthyol. 45(9):489-495. (Ref. 57854)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5059 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .