Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Pogonophryne: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, phrynos = toad (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 1180 m. Deep-water; 60°S - 78°S
Southern Ocean: east Antarctica (Davis, Ross and Weddell seas), Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5181)
Amphipods were the main food of fishes from the Weddell Sea, although isopods, mysids and polychaetes were important food items (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.8 - 1.2, mean -0.8 (based on 1358 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.5 ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .