Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae
Etymology: Channichthys: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 750 m (Ref. 11892). Polar, preferred 3°C (Ref. 107945); 46°S - 54°S
Southern Ocean: endemic to the Kerguelen-Heard Plateau, Antarctica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2805); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2805); max. published weight: 500.00 g (Ref. 4883)
Adults are found from near shore to farther than 750 m. Feed mainly on fishes and occasionally on algae.
Hureau, J.-C., 1985. Channichthyidae. p. 261-277. In W. Fischer and J.C. Hureau (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Southern Ocean (Fishing areas 48, 58 and 88). Rome. Vol. 2. (Ref. 2805)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (0.00072 - 0.00384), b=3.42 (3.22 - 3.62), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=4; Fec = 2,770).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .