Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Achiropsettidae
Etymology: Mancopsetta: Latin, mancus = incomplete + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 1115 m (Ref. 5192). Temperate, preferred 2°C (Ref. 107945); 37°S - 67°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11892)
Southern Ocean, South Atlantic, and South Indian Ocean. Argentine shelf/slope from 37°S to the Falklands and Burdwood Bank. Also Kotlyar; Crozet Islands and Prince Edward Island (Ref. 5000). Recorded from Chile (Ref. 27363).
Inhabit the lower continental shelves with surface-dwelling larvae and juveniles (Ref. 11892).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C., 1990. Achiropsettidae. p. 408-413. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5000)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2-3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .