This study was based on the data from the ichthyoplankton survey made in March-April 1989 by R/V "Vozrozhdenie" in the subtropical frontal zone over the South Atlantic ridge crest between 38°30’ - 45°S. and 15° - 20°W. Larvae were collected with BONGO and JUDAY nets in oblique arid vertical hauls at 500 - 0m. The method of delta-distribution of random values (Aitchison, Brown, 1957; Pennington, 1983) was used to count the larvae. The data obtained was taken to estimate the recruitment biomass (fish aged up to 1 year) in this species for the area of 87750 square miles studied. The abundance of larvae in this area was 4.3 x 10 ind., while the biomass of one year old fish obtained was 10750 tons. A whole chain of similar reproductive grounds is assumed to exist in the notal zone of the Atlantic and other sectors of the South Ocean to be able to sustain a large biomass of E. carlsbergi in waters of the south po1ar frontal zone.