Antarctic spiny plunderfish, Harpagifer antarcticus Nybelin 1947



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Antarctic spiny plunderfish, Harpagifer antarcticus Nybelin 1947

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Distribution

Macquarie Islan. Elsewhere the species is common in littoral zone of all sub-Antarctic islands. Inhabits shallow rocky areas, usually under rocks, in 0-5 m.

Feeding

Feeds on amphipods, mainly Gondogeneia antarctica

Biology

The species devotes a lot of time to parental care, and there is a long pelagic larval phase.

Species Citation

Harpagifer bispinis antarcticus Nybelin 1947, Scientific Results of the Norwegian Antarctic Expeditions 1927-1928 2(26): 40, Pl. 4 (figs. 5-8). Type locality: South Sandwich Islands and Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Antarctic spiny plunderfish, Harpagifer antarcticus Nybelin 1947

References


Balushkin, A.V. 2000. Morphology, classification, and evolution of notothenioid fishes of the Southern Ocean (Notothenioidei, Perciformes). Journal of Ichthyology 40(Supplement 1): 74-109 

Eastman, J.T. & Eakin, R.R. 2000. An updated species list for notothenioid fish (Perciformes; Notothenioidei), with comments on Antarctic species. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 48(1): 11-20 

Hureau, J.-C 1990. Harpagiferidae. pp. 357-363 in Gon, O. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds). Fishes of the Southern Ocean. Grahamstown : J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 462 pp. 

Miller, R.G. 1993. History and Atlas of the Fishes of the Antarctic Ocean. Carson City, Nevada : Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies i-xx + 792 pp. 

Nybelin, O. 1947. Antarctic fishes. Scientific Results of the Norwegian Antarctic Expeditions 1927-1928 2(26): 1-76, pls 1-6

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37405006

Depth:0-5 m

Habitat:Rocky areas

Max Size:9.5 cm SL

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map