Artedidraco mirus Lönnberg, 1905
Artedidraco mirus
photo by Busson, F.

Family:  Artedidraconidae (Barbled plunderfishes)
Max. size:  12.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 18 - 320 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: known only from South Georgia (Antarctic waters).
Biology:  Sublittoral and on continental shelf from 18-320 m, with maximum abundance at less than 200 m. Main food consists of mysids , with substantial amounts of errant polychaetes, gammaridean amphipods and some unidentified polychaetes; to a lesser extent, isopods (Ref. 5181).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.04.07

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