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Chionodraco myersi  DeWitt & Tyler, 1960

Myers' icefish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae (Crocodile icefishes)
Etymology: Chionodraco: Greek, chionos, -a, -on = snow + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 800 m.   Deep-water; 61°S - 78°S

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Southern Ocean: Circum-Antarctic on the continental shelf.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5200)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults feed on fishes (Pleuragramma antarcticum) and euphausiids (Euphausia crystallorophias). Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 52020).

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Iwami, T. and K.-H. Kock, 1990. Channichthyidae. p. 381-389. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. 462 p. (Ref. 5200)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -1.8 - 1.1, mean -0.9 (based on 733 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (0.00071 - 0.00386), b=3.43 (3.23 - 3.63), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 6,200).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (59 of 100) .