Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Channichthyidae
Etymology: Chionobathyscus: Greek, chionos, -a, -on = snow + Greek, bathys = deep (Ref. 45335). More on author: Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 2000 m. Deep-water; 60°S - 79°S, 70°W - 60°E
Southern Ocean: probably circum-Antarctic on the continental shelf and slope.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5200)
Found on the continental shelf and slope. Adults feed mainly on krill and fish (Ref. 5200).
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)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.3 - 0.8, mean 0.4 (based on 69 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00166 (0.00073 - 0.00377), b=3.43 (3.24 - 3.62), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 15,612).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .