Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae
Etymology: mizops: mizops from Greek mizon = larger + ops = eye (Ref. 11892).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 220 m (Ref. 11892). Polar; 46°S - 53°S
Southern Ocean: Kerguelen Is., Heard Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11892)
(total): 4 - 5;
soft rays: 33 - 35. Body with two series of large, partly confluent, irregular blackish spots, cheek with two oblique dark stripes, a blackish spot on spinous dorsal (Ref. 11892).
Spawns in May-June, sometimes to July. Egg diameter greater than 1.65 mm (Ref. 45488).
Dewitt, H.H., P.C. Heemstra and O. Gon, 1990. Nototheniidae. p. 279-331. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5179)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.3 - 3.1, mean 2.8 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00334 - 0.01139), b=3.16 (3.00 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (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=3-10; Fec = 9,350).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .