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

Synonyms: Dissosticus mawsoni
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Wikipedia Abstract

Dissostichus mawsoni, the Antarctic toothfish, is a species of cod icefish native to the Southern Ocean. 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. The generic name Dissostichus is from the Greek dissos (twofold) and stichus (line) and refers to the presence of two long lateral lines, which are very important to the species’ ecology. The common name "toothfish" refers to the presence of biserial dentition in the upper jaw, thought to give it a shark-like appearance. The habitat of the Antarctic toothfish is in subzero degree water below latitude 60°S.
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Adult Weight [1]  97.004 lbs (44.00 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  31 years

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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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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.
3Jorrit 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.
4DIET 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
5Who's Eating Who
6The 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
7The 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
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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