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Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Cygnodraco mawsoni, Mawson's dragonfish, is a species of Antarctic dragonfish native to the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. It is found at depths of from 110 to 300 metres (360 to 980 ft) over the continental shelf. This species grows to a length of 41 centimetres (16 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Prey / Diet

Aethotaxis mitopteryx (Threadfin pithead)[1]
Antarctomysis maxima[1]
Chaenodraco wilsoni (Spiny icefish)[2]
Chionodraco hamatus (Crocodile icefish)[1]
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)[2]
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)[2]
Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)[1]
Euphausia crystallorophias (ice krill)[1]
Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[1]
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)[1]
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)[1]
Pleuragramma antarctica (Antarctic silverfish)[1]
Prionodraco evansii (Antarctic dragonfish)[1]
Salpa thompsoni[1]
Trematomus eulepidotus (Blunt scalyhead)[1]
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)[1]
Trematomus pennellii (Sharp-spined notothen)[1]
Trematomus scotti (Crowned rockcod)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)3
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)3
Bathydraco marri (Deepwater dragon)1
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)1
Chaenodraco wilsoni (Spiny icefish)2
Champsocephalus esox (Pike icefish)1
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)2
Chionodraco hamatus (Crocodile icefish)1
Chionodraco myersi (Myers' icefish)2
Cryodraco antarcticus (Long-fingered icefish)1
Dacodraco hunteri (Crocodile icefish)1
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)1
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)4
Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic)1
Gobionotothen angustifrons (Narrowhead rockcod)1
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)1
Gvozdarus svetovidovi (Naked-head toothfish)1
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)7
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Lanternfish)2
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)1
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)2
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)1
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)1
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)2
Neopagetopsis ionah (Jonah's icefish)1
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)2
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)1
Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Bald notothen)2
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)1
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (South Georgia icefish)1
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)1
Trematomus newnesi (Dusky notothen)2
Vomeridens infuscipinnis (Antarctic dragonfish)1


Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)[2]
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)[2]


Parasitized by 
Ascarophis nototheniae <Unverified Name>[3]
Contracaecum osculatum[3]
Contracaecum radiatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Elytrophalloides oatesi[3]
Genolinea bowersi[3]
Neolebouria terranovaensis[3]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[3]


Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Southern Ocean: Antarctic continental shelf. Probably circum-Antarctic.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Diet of two Antarctic dragonfish (Pisces: Bathydraconidae) from the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean, EVGENY A. PAKHOMOV, Antarctic Science 10 (1): 55-61 (1998)
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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