Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Bathydraconidae
Etymology: Parachaenichthys: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaino = open the mouth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 400 m. Polar; 60°S - 69°S
Southern Ocean: South Orkney, South Shetland, Elephant Islands and tip of Antarctic Peninsula to 65°S.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5192)
Yolk larvae (2.3-3.2 cm TL) found from late October to early December; small juveniles from mid-January to mid-March, thus hatching may occur in late winter. Feeds on fish (Ref. 5192).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O., 1990. Bathydraconidae. p. 364-380. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. 462 p. (Ref. 5192)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -1.3 - 0.1, mean -0.9 (based on 23 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .