Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Pogonophryne: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, phrynos = toad (Ref. 45335); neyelovi: Named for Alexey V. Neyelov, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Scienses, St Petersburg, Russia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 1390 m (Ref. 93381), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Antarctic (Pacific): Ross Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93381); 35.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18. This species is distinguished from other species of the 'P. mentella' group by the following set of characters: short and tiny mental barbel, light-brownish dorsally, reaching anterior edge of orbit over snout with mouth closed, its length about 9% SL; a very short poorly developed ovaloid terminal expansion composed of bicolored, white and brownish, scale-like and mostly bluntly palmate processes, the length is less than 1/3 of barbel length; lower jaw moderately protruding with weakly visible anterior teeth on symphysis and hidden dorsum of tongue when mouth is closed; the second dorsal fin is high in male (height about 25% SL), without any prominent anterior elevated lobe, with longest rays (1st to 7th) very soft, sinuous distally and branched from about mid-length, this fin is almost entirely black in coloration with bluish insertions in anterior one third and dark basally with light upper margin posteriorly; dorsal surface of head and area anterior to first dorsal fin is covered by dark-brown irregular spots, vermiculations and markings; belly, breast and lower surface of head brown or brownish in general and no distinct dark spots; light mandibular oral valve; pectoral fin vertically dark-striped in its anterior part and uniformly lightish in posterior part (Ref. 93381).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shandikov, G.A. and R.R. Eakin, 2013. Pogonophryne neyelovi, a new species of Antarctic shortbarbeled plunderfish (Perciformes, Notothenioidei, Artedidraconidae) from the deep Ross Sea. ZooKeys 296:59-77. (Ref. 93381)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00247 - 0.01065), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .