Patagonian toothfish

Scientific name: 
Dissostichus eleginoides
FAO code: 
TOP
Other names: 
Légine australe (FR), Merluzza negra (ARG), Chilean seabass (USA, CAN), Mero (ES)

Average size: 100 cm
Average weight: 10 Kg (up to 100 Kg)
Age up to 50 years
Depth range: 300 - 1000 m
Distribution: Southern oceans and Antarctic, seamounts and continental shelves

Annual average world production (source FAO): 22 000 tons