Bald notothen

Growing to a maximum length of about 28 cm , it is yellow with dark spots and irregular crossbars.

The Bald notothen lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 0 - 550 m , usually 0 - 30 m environment.

The bald notothen (Pagothenia borchgrevinki) is a cryopelagic fish of the Southern Ocean. Antifreeze proteins in its blood prevent it freezing in the sub-zero water temperatures of Antarctica. More

bald notothen Pagothenia borchgrevinki (borch) living in crack of grounded iceberg, notothenioid fish has glycoproteins or ÒantifreezeÓ in blood to keep from freezing, Antarctica Plate 10 * ICE0010. More

The bald notothen, or "bork," lives in ice crevices with the help of an "antifreeze" protein in its blood. It is a notothenioid, a group of fishes found only in the Southern Ocean. More than 90 percent of all Antarctic fishes belong to this suborder. More

Bald Notothen Resting in Kelp At Sea When the going gets tough, the tough are probably in Antarctica. The seventh continent is a challenging place. More

Common names

Bald notothen in English
bald rockcod in Unknown
Pagothenia borchgrevinki in Spanish (español)
широколобик большой in Russian (русский язык)
博氏南冰鰧 in Chinese (中文)
博氏南冰鰧 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Nototheniidae
Genus : Pagothenia
Species : Pagothenia borchgrevinki
Authority : Boulenger, 1902