Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Notothenioidei
(Icefishes) > Artedidraconidae
Etymology: Pogonophryne: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, phrynos = toad (Ref. 45335); maculiventrata: Name from Latin words 'macula' for spot and 'venter' for belly; referring to its spotted belly..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 360 m (Ref. 96821). Polar
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Antarctica, Bransfield Strait.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 38. This species belongs to the 'marmorata' group of the genus Pogonophryne is distinguished by the following characters: spotted thorax and belly; unusual caudal fin colouration with central area divided into 2 parts by light transverse streak, upper proximal and smaller distal parts, and upper edge and tips of rays at the bottom of caudal fin light; esca bearing no cylinder like folds in the form of cerebral surface, well-developed post temporal ridges, mental barbel equals 25.5% of HL, length of esca 48.3% TL of the length of barbel (Ref. 96821).
The female specimen collected has eggs in the ovaries which have reached 1.2 mm in diameter (Ref. 96821).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spodareva, V.V. and A.V. Balushkin, 2014. Description of a new species of plunderfish of genus Pogonophryne (Perciformes: Artedidraconidae) from the Bransfield Strait (Antarctica) wit a key for the identification of species of the group "marmorata". J. Ichthyol. 54(1):1-6. (Ref. 96821)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00240 - 0.01046), 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
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).