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Paraliparis macrocephalus  Chernova & Eastman, 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335);  macrocephalus: From the Greek words for large and head (Ref. 39425).   More on author: Chernova.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1191 m (Ref. 39425).   Deep-water

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Southern Ocean: known from a single specimen collected in Drygalski Trough, Ross Sea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39425)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 49; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 43; Vertebrae: 56. Vertebrae 56, dorsal 49, pectorals 20, caudal 9; pectoral radials 3. Head large, 28% SL, preanal 38% SL. Eye 20% HL. Interorbital wide, 61% HL. Snout very large, in lateral view twice eye diameter, well developed subdermal gelatinous layer. Nostril large, tubular. Mouth horizontal, subterminal. Teeth simple. Cephalic pores large. Symphyseal pores not closely set. Gill opening reaching in front of pectoral ray 2-3. Body pale (pink in life), greyish postabdominally. Peritoneum and gill cavity black, stomach pale (Ref. 39425).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Chernova, N.V. and J.T. Eastman, 2001. Two new species of snailfish genus Paraliparis (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. J. Fish Biol. 59(1):92-104. (Ref. 39425)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .