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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Liparidae Snailfishes

Genus: Liparis

(See list of species below)



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59 species (see list below)

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Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Liparis adiastolus
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Liparis agassizii Putnam, 1874

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis agassizii
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL

 
Liparis alboventer
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Liparis antarcticus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis atlanticus (Jordan & Evermann, 1898)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis atlanticus
[Atlantic seasnail]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Liparis bikunin
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Liparis brashnikovi
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis bristolensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Liparis burkei
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Liparis callyodon (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis callyodon
[Spotted snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Liparis catharus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Liparis chefuensis
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm TL
Liparis coheni Able, 1976

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis coheni
[Gulf snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Liparis curilensis
[]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

North Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Liparis cyclopus Günther, 1861

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis cyclopus
[Ribbon snailfish]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Liparis dennyi Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis dennyi
[Marbled snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis dubius
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis dulkeiti
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Liparis eos
[]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Liparis fabricii Krøyer, 1847

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis fabricii
[Gelatinous snailfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Liparis fishelsoni
[]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Liparis florae (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

Photo by Love, M.
 
Liparis florae
[Tidepool snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacifc
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Liparis frenatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Liparis fucensis
[Slipskin snailfish]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Liparis gibbus Bean, 1881

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis gibbus
[Variegated snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis grebnitzkii
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm TL
Liparis inquilinus Able, 1973

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis inquilinus
[Inquiline snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis kusnetzovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis kussakini
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Liparis latifrons
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Liparis liparis barbatus
[Sea-snail]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Liparis liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Liparis liparis liparis
[Striped seasnail]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis maculatus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis marmoratus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Liparis mednius
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis megacephalus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis micraspidophorus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Liparis miostomus
[]

Photo by Salesjö, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804)

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Liparis montagui
[Montagus seasnail]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis mucosus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Liparis mucosus
[Slimy snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis newmani
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 59.8 cm SL
Liparis ochotensis Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Liparis ochotensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL

 
Liparis owstoni
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis petschiliensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis pravdini
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Liparis pulchellus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis pulchellus
[Showy snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis punctatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Liparis punctulatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Liparis rhodosoma
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Liparis rotundirostris
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Liparis rutteri (Gilbert & Snyder, 1898)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis rutteri
[Ringtail snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schantarensis
[Shantar snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schmidti
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Liparis tanakae (Gilbert & Burke, 1912)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Liparis tanakae
[Tanaka's snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Liparis tartaricus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Liparis tessellatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm TL

 
Liparis tunicatiformis
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Arctic to Northwest Atlan
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Liparis tunicatus Reinhardt, 1836

Photo by DESCNA
 
Liparis tunicatus
[Kelp snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis zonatus
[]
59 Species of Family Liparidae with Genus Liparis
(Snailfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2003 Liparis adiastolus Northeast Pacific 16.7 SL
1874 Liparis agassizii North Pacific 44 TL
1984 Liparis alboventer Northwest Pacific 14.1 TL
1874 Liparis antarcticus Southeast Pacific
1898 Liparis atlanticus Atlantic seasnail Northwest Atlantic 13 TL
1954 Liparis bikunin Northwest Pacific 7 SL
1930 Liparis brashnikovi Northwest Pacific 15 TL
1912 Liparis bristolensis North Pacific
1914 Liparis burkei Northwest Pacific 8.3 SL
1814 Liparis callyodon Spotted snailfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL
1973 Liparis catharus Northeast Pacific
1933 Liparis chefuensis Northwest Pacific 16.5 TL
1976 Liparis coheni Gulf snailfish Northwest Atlantic 11.8 TL
1912 Liparis curilensis Northwest Pacific 11 TL
1861 Liparis cyclopus Ribbon snailfish North Pacific 11.4 TL
1895 Liparis dennyi Marbled snailfish Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL
1930 Liparis dubius Northwest Pacific
1930 Liparis dulkeiti Northwest Pacific
1984 Liparis eos Northwest Pacific 13.7 TL
1847 Liparis fabricii Gelatinous snailfish North Atlantic 20 TL
1967 Liparis fishelsoni Western Indian Ocean
1895 Liparis florae Tidepool snailfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL
1912 Liparis frenatus Northwest Pacifc 7.8 SL
1896 Liparis fucensis Slipskin snailfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL
1881 Liparis gibbus Variegated snailfish Arctic, Northwest to Nort 52 TL
1904 Liparis grebnitzkii Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL
1973 Liparis inquilinus Inquiline snailfish Northwest Atlantic 7.1 TL
1936 Liparis kusnetzovi Northwest Pacific
1976 Liparis kussakini Northwest Pacific
1950 Liparis latifrons Northwest Pacific 23.3 SL
1832 Liparis liparis barbatus Sea-snail Northeast Atlantic
1766 Liparis liparis liparis Striped seasnail Northeast Atlantic 15 TL
1984 Liparis maculatus Northwest Pacific
1950 Liparis marmoratus North Pacific
1930 Liparis mednius Northwest Pacific 9.2 SL
1912 Liparis megacephalus North Pacific
1912 Liparis micraspidophorus North Pacific
1954 Liparis miostomus Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL
1804 Liparis montagui Montagus seasnail Northeast Atlantic 12 TL
1855 Liparis mucosus Slimy snailfish Northeast Pacific 13 TL
1960 Liparis newmani Northwest Pacific
1904 Liparis ochotensis North Pacific 59.8 SL
1904 Liparis owstoni Northwest Pacific 43 TL
1926 Liparis petschiliensis Northwest Pacific
1951 Liparis pravdini Northwest Pacific
1855 Liparis pulchellus Showy snailfish Northeast Pacific 25 TL
1950 Liparis punctatus Northwest Pacific
1916 Liparis punctulatus Northwest Pacific 8.3 SL
1930 Liparis rhodosoma Western Pacific
1984 Liparis rotundirostris Northwest Pacific 14.8 TL
1898 Liparis rutteri Ringtail snailfish North Pacific 7 SL
1929 Liparis schantarensis Shantar snailfish Northwest Pacific 7.4 TL
1987 Liparis schmidti Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL
1912 Liparis tanakae Tanaka's snailfish Northwest Pacific 47 SL
1930 Liparis tartaricus Northwest Pacific 7 TL
1912 Liparis tessellatus Northwest Pacific 28 SL
1984 Liparis tunicatiformis Northwest Pacific 27.4 TL
1836 Liparis tunicatus Kelp snailfish Arctic to Northwest Atlan 16 TL
2004 Liparis zonatus Northwest Pacific



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