Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
(Eelpouts and pricklebacks) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Austrolycus: Composed from Austro = the south + Greek, lykos = wolf (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Temperate
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chiloé Island south to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11954)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Presence of pelvic fins which do not or just reach a vertical through the pectoral fin bases; present; origin of dorsal fin above base or anterior part of pectoral fin; without dermal appendages around mouth; gill opening extending downward to at least the middle of pectoral fin base, but not reaching the lower end of pectoral fin base; head depressed; body elongated and tail compressed, with depth about 7-9% TL (Ref. 37311).
Inhabits rocky intertidal zones and estuaries with suitable conditions (Ref. 11954). Found among macroalgae, below rocks and stones (Ref. 37311).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E., 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 60:120 p. (Ref. 11954)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 6.8 - 14.1, mean 10 °C (based on 136 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00123 (0.00059 - 0.00256), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100).