Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Guttigadus: Latin, gutta, drop, gum + Latin, gadus = a fish, cod? (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 55 - 1500 m (Ref. 31160). Deep-water
South Pacific: off Chile, southern Australia, and New Zealand. Southeast Atlantic: off Argentina. Also recorded from the channel between Marion and Prince Edward islands in the Indian Ocean sector of the Antarctic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 61 - 75;
Vertebrae: 49 - 56. Body short, broad, covered by small deciduous scales, ending in a very small caudal peduncle; 20-23 modified scales on lateral line; gill chamber, mouth floor and lips without pigmentation; 49-56 total vertebrae; mouth subterminal (Ref. 31160).
Inhabits continental and insular slopes (Ref. 5208), as well as seamounts (Ref. 31160). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 5208.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Meléndez, C., R. and D.F. Markle, 1997. Phylogeny and zoogeography of Laemonema and Guttigadus (Pisces: Gadiformes: Moridae). Bull. Mar. Sci. 61(3):593-670. (Ref. 31160)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2 - 9.6, mean 6.4 (based on 369 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .