Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-28

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-28Antarctic rockcods, noties neiThis category includes species in family Nototheniidae (Cod icefishes).

From FAO Fishstat, on average 99% capture of "Antarctic rockcods, noties nei" 1999-2007 is from the Atlantic Ocean.

From information by ecosystem, the smallest and largest species of commercial or subsistence importance that are distributed in the Atlantic Ocean region are as follows:

Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) ); common length: Max length : 215 cm TL male/unsexed; 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; Max size: 9,600g

Patagonian rockcod (Patagonotothen brevicauda brevicauda). Max size: 23.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).

Although not distributed in the Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic silverfish is taken to be the ‘smallest’ species since there was no reliable size data available for Patagonian rockcod:

Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarcticum). Max size: 25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 200g.