Common name: Antarctic Plunderfishes, Barbled Plunderfishes
A group of notothenioid fishes endemic to the Southern Ocean. These relatively small, bottom-dwelling Antarctic plunderfishes are widespread on the Antarctic continental shelf and slope at depths between 5 to 2,500 m. They are sluggish, sedentary fishes and usually remain motionless on the bottom for long periods of time - preying on a range of peracarid crustaceans and polychaete worms.

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Dianne J. Bray, Antarctic Plunderfishes, ARTEDIDRACONIDAE in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,


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