Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Pogonophryne: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, phrynos = toad (Ref. 45335); skorai: Named for the Polish ichthyologist, Krzysztof E. Skóra, for his contribution to the study of fishes of the Southern Ocean and for promoting the international cooperation of Antarctic ichthyologists.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 360 - 490 m (Ref. 93744). Polar
Antarctica: South Shetland and Bransfield Strait; possibly circumcontinentally and inhabits all the marginal seas of Antarctica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93744)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A mesobenthal species. A female paratype (19.5 cm TL, 14.83 cm SL) with eggs (0.8-1.1 mm at its third stage of maturity) in the ovaries (Ref. 93744).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Balushkin, A.V. and V.V. Spodareva, 2013. Pogonophryne skorai sp. n. (Perciformes: Artedidraconidae), a new species of toadlike plunderfish from the Bransfield Strait and coastal waters of the South Shetland Islands (Antarctica). Russian Journal of Marine Biology 39(3):196-201. (Ref. 93744)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): (0 of 100) .