Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Lönnberg, 1905)
Humped rockcod
photo by Reyes, P.

Family:  Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes)
Max. size:  55 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 6 - 429 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: Scotia Arc and Heard Island. Also distributed in the South Atlantic, near the southern Shetland, southern Sandwich, southern Orkney Islands, and near South Georgia Island (Ref. 4883).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-34; Anal soft rays: 31-34. Upper part of head and body irregularly spotted and blotched. Rarely with traces of darker cross-bars, young with irregular cross-bars, broken up into three or four series of alternating spots (Ref. 11892).
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: Froese, Rainer - 14.02.02

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