Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Artedidraco: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 230 - 608 m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C - ; 66°S - 79°S
Southern Ocean: Antarctic Peninsula and East Antarctica (Ross Sea, Queen Maud Land, Graham Land, South Victoria Land).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124149); 11.8 cm TL (female)
Found on the sublittoral and continental shelf. Feeds mainly on errant polychaetes and gammaridean amphipods. Takes substantial amounts of isopods.
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.7 - 1, mean -0.9 °C (based on 212 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00315 - 0.00798), b=3.06 (2.92 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.46 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 136).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .