Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nototheniidae
Etymology: Trematomus: Greek, trematos = hole + Greek, tomo = section, cut (Ref. 45335); scotti: Named after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, leader of British National Antarctic Expedition (Ref. 11892). More on author: Boulenger.
This species is placed in the genus Pseudotrematomus in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 793 m. Polar; 60°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: South Shetland, South Orkney islands, Ross Sea, Breid Bay, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula (Ref. 11892).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5179)
Adults feed primarily on polychaetes, euphausiids, amphipods, together with a lesser amount of isopods. Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 89434).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
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
): -1.8 - 0.9, mean -0.9 (based on 584 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00304 - 0.01372), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .