Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Muraenolepididae
Etymology: Notomuraenobathys: Name from the combination of the words 'notos' for southern and 'bathys' for deep; referring to the life of the type species at bathyal depths of high latitudes of the Southern Ocean.. More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1976 - 3040 m. Deep-water; 52°S - 68°S, 60°W - 60°E (Ref. 1371)
Southern Ocean: Scotia Sea (South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney, and South Shetland islands), northern part of Antarctic Peninsula, and Enderby coast.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); common length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)
Vertebrae: 83 - 85. The body is highly elongated, slender, depth less than 13% SL; 83-85 vertebrae; no anal lateral line; dorsal lateral line highly reduced and represented only by 1-3 tubular scales; infraorbital canal with 9 pores; preopercular-mandibular canal with 10 pores (7 in its mandibular branch, 3 in the preopercular branch) (Ref. 84346).
Dwells on the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on zooplankton.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.3 - 0.3, mean -0.1 °C (based on 57 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0020 [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
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .