Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Muraenolepididae
Etymology: Muraenolepis: Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); kuderskii: Named for of the Russian ichthyologist Professor Leonid Aleksandrovich Kuderskii, organizer of the Russian fishery science.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 440 - 605 m (Ref. 74968). Deep-water; 53°S - 55°S, 39°W - 34°W (Ref. 74968)
Southern Ocean: Scotia Sea (South Georgia).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74968); 19.7 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 105 - 113. Body elongated, small relative head size, one ray of D1 elongated, pelvic rays elongated, anal and dorsal continuous with caudal fin. Tubular scale along the upper and anal lateral lines. Numerous sensory pores on head. The species belongs to "few-rayed" species group with less than 150 dorsal fin rays and less than 114 anal fin rays. It differs from the species of this group by a short chin barbel, small relative eye size, and short prebranchial distance, short preanal distance and long post-anal distance.
Known from 6 specimens. But specimens might have been misidentified especially with Muraenolepis microps (Ref. 74968).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Balushkin, A.V. and V.P. Prirodina, 2007. A new species of Eel Cods Muraenolepis kuderskii sp. Nova (fam. Muraenolepididae) from South Georgia (the Scotia Sea). J. Ichthyol. 47 (9):683-690. (Ref. 74968)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5059 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (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 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .