Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Bathydraconidae
Etymology: Psilodraco: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 345 m (Ref. 5192), usually 248 - 345 m (Ref. 50743). Polar; 53°S - 56°S
Southern Ocean: endemic to the insular shelf of South Georgia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - 18 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5192)
Spawns apparently during autumn and early winter; hatching probably during winter (Ref. 5192). Synchronous spawner (Ref. 50743).
Gon, O., 1990. Bathydraconidae. p. 364-380. 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. 5192)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.1 - 1.8, mean 0.7 (based on 13 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 1,206).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .