Gerlachea australis Dollo, 1900
photo by FAO

Family:  Bathydraconidae (Antarctic dragonfishes)
Max. size:  24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 670 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island and Antarctic continental shelf.
Biology:  Breeding stock in the Weddell Sea consisted of individuals larger than 20 cm SL. Adults feed mainly on pelagic crustaceans: Euphausia superba, Hyperiella antarctica, Euphausia crystallorophias and other amphipods (Ref. 5192). Larval pelagic phase is long (Ref. 41551).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.02.12
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.09.94

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