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Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny; Antarctic cod; Antarctic toothfish; Giant Antarctic cod)

Synonyms: Dissosticus mawsoni
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Antarctic toothfish, Dissostichus mawsoni, is a perciform member of the suborder Notothenioidei, family Nototheniidae. It is often mistakenly referred to as an Antarctic cod, consistent with the misnaming of other notothenioid Antarctic fish as rock cods. However, notothenioid fishes are unrelated to cods, which are in another taxonomic order, the Gadiformes.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  97.00 lbs (44.00 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  31 years

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Antimora rostrata (flatnose codling)[3]
Chaenodraco wilsoni (Spiny icefish)[3]
Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[4]
Macrourus whitsoni (Whitson's grenadier)[3]
Muraenolepis microps (Smalleye moray cod)[3]
Pagetopsis macropterus (Crocodile icefish)[5]
Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Bald notothen)[5]
Pleuragramma antarctica (Antarctic silverfish)[5]
Pogonophryne permitini (Plunderfish)[3]
Trematomus eulepidotus (Blunt scalyhead)[3]
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)[3]
Trematomus loennbergii (Deepwater notothen)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)3
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)2
Bathydraco marri (Deepwater dragon)1
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)1
Chaenodraco wilsoni (Spiny icefish)1
Champsocephalus esox (Pike icefish)1
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)1
Chionodraco hamatus (Crocodile icefish)1
Chionodraco myersi (Myers' icefish)1
Cryodraco antarcticus (Long-fingered icefish)1
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)4
Dacodraco hunteri (Crocodile icefish)1
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)1
Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic)1
Gobionotothen angustifrons (Narrowhead rockcod)1
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)1
Gvozdarus svetovidovi (Naked-head toothfish)1
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)5
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Lanternfish)1
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)1
Lepidonotothen larseni (Painted notie)1
Lepidonotothen nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)1
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)1
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)1
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)1
Neopagetopsis ionah (Jonah's icefish)1
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)1
Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Bald notothen)1
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)1
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (South Georgia icefish)1
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)1
Trematomus newnesi (Dusky notothen)1
Vomeridens infuscipinnis (Antarctic dragonfish)1

Predators

Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)[4]
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)[3]
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)[4]
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)[4]
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[6]
Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie Penguin)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Corynosoma bullosum[7]
Corynosoma hamanni[7]
Corynosoma pseudohamanni <Unverified Name>[7]
Echinorhynchus petrotschenkoi <Unverified Name>[7]
Helicometra antarcticae[7]
Lecithaster macrocotyle[7]
Macvicaria georgiana[7]
Macvicaria pennelli[7]
Metacanthocephalus dalmori <Unverified Name>[7]
Neolebouria antarctica[7]
Neolepidapedon trematomi[7]
Onchobothrium antarcticum[7]

Distribution

Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Antarctic; Pacific, Southwest; South Shetland Islands; Southern Ocean: circumpolar coastal Antarctic broadly to the Convergence (Ref. 11892). Endemic to the seas around (Ref. 5179).; Weddell Sea;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 3DIET OF THE ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTICHUS MAWSONI) FROM THE ROSS SEA, ANTARCTICA (SUBAREA 88.1), J.M. Fenaughty, D.W. Stevens, S.M. Hanchet, CCAMLR Science, Vol. 10 (2003): 113–123 4Who's Eating Who 5The evolution of neutrally buoyant notothenioid fishes: Their specializations and potential interactions in the Antarctic marine food web, J.T. Eastman, Antarctic Nutrient Cycles and Food Webs, Springer-Verlag 1985 6The role of notothenioid fish in the food web of the Ross Sea shelf waters: a review, M. La Mesa, J. T. Eastman, M. Vacchi, Polar Biol (2004) 27: 321–338 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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