Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Tripterophycis: Greek, tres tria = three + Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, phyke, pykis, -idos = the female of a fish that lives among algae (Greek = phykon), related with the gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 1371), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C - ; - 59°S, 13°W - 173°W (Ref. 1371)
Indo-Pacific: southwestern Indian Ocean, Australia, Sumatra (Indonesia) and New Zealand. Also in the mid-south Atlantic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)
Occurs on the continental slope (Ref. 9563) to more than 1,000 m (Ref. 1371).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.5 - 14.9, mean 10.3 °C (based on 152 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00205 - 0.00773), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.18 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 33.1 [14.8, 71.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.353 [0.180, 0.648] mg/100g ; Protein = 17 [15, 19] % ; Omega3 = 0.213 [0.102, 0.434] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.9 [8.9, 48.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 10.6 [2.4, 42.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.556 [0.357, 0.878] mg/100g (wet weight);