Paranotothenia magellanica

Magellanic rockcod | Black Cod | Blue Notothenia | Orange Throat Notothen | Trama común
Paranotothenia magellanica
Paranotothenia magellanica, Antartica Chilena, Chile, Photo: Graham Edgar


Polar - southern, Temperate Australasia, Temperate South America


Elongate cylindrical body with a blunt head and a series of large, diffuse dark rings on upper side. Greyish brown on upper sides and back, and yellowish below.


Max Size: 38 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 2.5-10.7°C

Depth: 0-255m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (25.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields