Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Gaidropsaridae
Etymology: Gaidropsarus: Greek, ga, ge = the earth + Greek, ydro = water + Greek psaros = speckled, starling (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 58426). Boreal; 76°N - 35°N, 77°W - 36°W (Ref. 56843)
Arctic to North Atlantic: Baffin Bay, Greenland, and from deep waters off the east coast of North America from near Browns Bank (Canada) to off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (USA).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4926)
Epibenthic; feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Svetovidov, A.N., 1986. Review of the three-bearded rocklings of the genus Gaidropsaurus Rafinesque, 1810 (Gadidae) with description of a new species. J. Ichthyol. 26(1)114-135. (Ref. 9985)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 2.1 - 5, mean 3.5 °C (based on 260 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00209 - 0.01049), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.49 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 33.4 [13.8, 72.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.335 [0.155, 0.665] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.7 [14.8, 18.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.209 [0.097, 0.425] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.8 [8.3, 48.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 11.1 [2.2, 51.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.604 [0.358, 1.026] mg/100g (wet weight);