Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Dolloidraco: After Louis Dollo, professor of Paleontology in Lille, France; 1857 + Greek, drako = dragon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 203 - 1145 m. Deep-water; 64°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: Weddell Sea, Graham Land, Queen Mary Land, South Victoria Land.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181)
Found on the sublittoral and continental shelf. Adults feed mainly on errant polychaetes; also in the gut content were gammarid amphipods, isopods, sedentary polychaetes and unidentified polychaetes (Ref. 5181).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eakin, R.R., 1990. Artedidraconidae. p. 332-356. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5181)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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 - 0.3, mean -1.1 (based on 981 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .