Harpagifer georgianus Nybelin, 1947
South Georgia spiny plunderfish
photo by Lloris, D.

Family:  Harpagiferidae (Spiny plunderfishes)
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: South Georgia Island, Prince Edward Islands and Macquarie Island.
Biology:  Mainly littoral but has been reported to occur as deep as 90 m. Fishes seen lying motionless on the bottom most of the time. Major food item: amphipods. Also important food are isopods and polychaetes (Ref. 5191). Feed on small crustaceans and common in littoral of all sub-Antarctic islands (Ref. 42041).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 19.02.13

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