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Family: Liparidae Snailfishes



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399 species (see list below)

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Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Acantholiparis caecus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Acantholiparis opercularis Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Acantholiparis opercularis
[Spiny snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Aetheliparis taurocanis
[]

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Allocareproctus jordani (Burke, 1930)

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.
 
Allocareproctus jordani
[Cherry snailfish]

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Allocareproctus kallaion Orr & Busby, 2006

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.
 
Allocareproctus kallaion
[Combed snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus tanix
[Peach snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 13.0 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus unangas
[Goldeneye snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus ungak
[Whiskered snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus abbreviatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus acaecus
[Appendageless snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus acanthodes
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Careproctus aciculipunctatus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus acifer
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Careproctus aculeolatus
[Small-spine snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL

 
Careproctus albescens
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus ampliceps
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus armatus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus atakamensis
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Careproctus atrans
[Black snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus attenuatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Careproctus aureomarginatus
[Marginate snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Careproctus bathycoetus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Careproctus batialis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus bowersianus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus cactiformis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus canus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus catherinae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL

 
Careproctus colletti
[Alaska snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus comus
[Comic snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus continentalis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus credispinulosus
[]
No picture found
Antarctic, Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Careproctus crozetensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus curilanus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Careproctus cyclocephalus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus cypseluroides
[]

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

North Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Careproctus cypselurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Careproctus cypselurus
[Falcate snailfish]
No picture found
Arctic to Northeast Atlan
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus derjugini
[Deryugin's tadpole]
No picture found
Indian Ocean, Antarctic
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Careproctus discoveryae
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Careproctus dubius
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus ectenes
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus eltaninae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus falklandicus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus faunus
[Mischievous snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus fedorovi
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Careproctus filamentosus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm SL
Careproctus furcellus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus furcellus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus georgianus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL

 
Careproctus gilberti
[Smalldisk snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus guillemi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Careproctus homopterus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.3 cm TL

 
Careproctus hyaleius
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus improvisus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Careproctus inflexidens
[]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus kidoi
[Kido's snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Careproctus knipowitschi
[Knipowitsch's tadpole]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus lacmi
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus leptorhinus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus longifilis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus longipectoralis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm NG

 
Careproctus longipinnis
[Longfin snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus macranchus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm SL

 
Careproctus macrodiscus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm TL

 
Careproctus macrophthalmus
[Large-eyed tadpole]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus maculosus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus magellanicus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL
Careproctus marginatus Kido, 1988

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus marginatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus mederi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus melanuroides
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Careproctus melanurus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus melanurus
[Blacktail snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus merretti
[Merret's snailfish]

Photo by DESCNA

Northeast Atlantic

Careproctus micropus (Günther, 1887)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Careproctus micropus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus microstomus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus minimus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus mollis
[]
No picture found
South Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm TL

 
Careproctus narilobus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus nigricans
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus notosaikaiensis
[Notosaikai-bikunin]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus novaezelandiae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus opisthotremus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Careproctus oregonensis Stein, 1978

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Careproctus oregonensis
[Smallfin snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus ostentum
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 43.1 cm SL

 
Careproctus ovigerus
[Abyssal snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus pallidus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus parvidiscus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus parviporatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus patagonicus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus paxtoni
[Blunt-tooth snailfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus pellucicauda
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus phasma
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus polarsterni
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Careproctus profundicola
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus pseudoprofundicola
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Careproctus pycnosoma Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus pycnosoma
[]

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Careproctus ranula (Goode & Bean, 1879)

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.
 
Careproctus ranula
[Scotian snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus rastrinoides
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Careproctus rastrinus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus rastrinus
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Arctic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Careproctus reinhardti (Krøyer, 1862)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Careproctus reinhardti
[Sea tadpole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Careproctus rhodomelas
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus rimiventris
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Careproctus roseofuscus
[Round snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 104.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus rotundifrons
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus sandwichensis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus scaphopterus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Careproctus scottae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus segaliensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus seraphimae
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL
Careproctus simus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus simus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus sinensis
[]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus solidus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Careproctus spectrum
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus steini
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus stigmatogenus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus tapirus
[Tapir tadpole]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Careproctus telescopus
[Telescope tadpole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm SL

 
Careproctus trachysoma
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus tricapitidens
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus vladibeckeri
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Careproctus zachirus Kido, 1985

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus zachirus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus zispi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

 
Crystallias matsushimae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Crystallichthys cameliae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Crystallichthys cyclospilus
[Blotched snailfish]

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

North Pacific

Crystallichthys mirabilis Jordan & Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Crystallichthys mirabilis
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Edentoliparis terraenovae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Eknomoliparis chirichignoae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus caudatus
[Blackbelly snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28.6 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus obscurus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 34.3 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus tremebundus
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Eutelichthys leptochirus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Genioliparis ferox
[]
No picture found
Antarctic
Max. Length 34 cm SL

 
Genioliparis kafanovi
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Genioliparis lindbergi
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Gyrinichthys minytremus
[]
No picture found
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
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Lipariscus nanus Gilbert, 1915

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lipariscus nanus
[Pygmy snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Lopholiparis flerxi
[Hardhead snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Menziesichthys bacescui
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Nectoliparis pelagicus
[Tadpole snailfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific

 
Notoliparis antonbruuni
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis kermadecensis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis kurchatovi
[Kurchatov's notoliparis]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis macquariensis
[Macquarie notoliparid]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Osteodiscus andriashevi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Osteodiscus cascadiae Stein, 1978

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Osteodiscus cascadiae
[Bigtail snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Osteodiscus rhepostomias
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Palmoliparis beckeri Balushkin, 1996

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Palmoliparis beckeri
[Gloved snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis abyssorum
[]
No picture found
Atlantic, Antartic
Max. Length 13.2 cm TL

 
Paraliparis acutidens
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Paraliparis adustus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Paraliparis albeolus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Paraliparis albescens
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL

 
Paraliparis alius
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm TL

 
Paraliparis amerismos
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Paraliparis andriashevi
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis antarcticus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis anthracinus
[Coalskin snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Paraliparis aspersus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis ater
[Sooty snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Paraliparis atramentatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis atrolabiatus
[Darklip snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Paraliparis attenuatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis auriculatus
[Smallcheek snailfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis australiensis
[Australian snailfish]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Paraliparis australis Gilchrist, 1902

Photo by SFSA
 
Paraliparis australis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis avellaneus
[Nutty snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis badius
[Dark brown snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Paraliparis balgueriasi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Arctic to Northeast Atlan
Max. Length 25.3 cm SL
Paraliparis bathybius (Collett, 1879)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis bathybius
[Black seasnail]
No picture found
North Atlantic
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis bipolaris
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Paraliparis brunneocaudatus
[Browntail snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis brunneus
[Brown snailfish]
No picture found
Gulf of Alaska.
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis bullacephalus
[Bubble-head snailfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Paraliparis calidus Cohen, 1968

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis calidus
[Lowfin snailfish]
No picture found
The holotype was captured
Max. Length 28.2 cm TL

 
Paraliparis camilarus
[]
No picture found
Antarctica
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Paraliparis caninus
[]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Paraliparis carlbondi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Paraliparis cephalus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis cephalus
[Swellhead snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Paraliparis cerasinus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Paraliparis challengeri
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Paraliparis charcoti
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Paraliparis copei copei Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis copei copei
[Blacksnout seasnail]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis copei gibbericeps
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 22.1 cm TL

 
Paraliparis copei kerguelensis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Paraliparis copei wilsoni Richards, 1966

Photo by SFSA
 
Paraliparis copei wilsoni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Paraliparis coracinus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL

 
Paraliparis costatus
[Black ribbed snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis csiroi
[Loweye snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Paraliparis dactyloides
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis dactylosus
[Red snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm TL

 
Paraliparis darwini
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Paraliparis deani
[Prickly snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Paraliparis debueni
[]
399 Species of Family Liparidae
(Snailfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1969 Acantholiparis caecus Northeast Pacific 5.7 SL
1912 Acantholiparis opercularis Spiny snailfish North Pacific 7 SL
2012 Aetheliparis taurocanis Southwest Pacific 3.2 SL
1930 Allocareproctus jordani Cherry snailfish Northwest Pacific 34 TL
2006 Allocareproctus kallaion Combed snailfish Northeast Pacific 19.5 SL
2006 Allocareproctus tanix Peach snailfish North Pacific 7.8 SL
2006 Allocareproctus unangas Goldeneye snailfish North Pacific 13.0 SL
2006 Allocareproctus ungak Whiskered snailfish Northeast Pacific 12.9 SL
1930 Careproctus abbreviatus North Pacific
1991 Careproctus acaecus Appendageless snailfish Southwest Atlantic 5.5 SL
1912 Careproctus acanthodes Northwest Pacific 10.7 SL
1997 Careproctus aciculipunctatus Northeast Atlantic 21 TL
1998 Careproctus acifer Southern Ocean 10.8 SL
1991 Careproctus aculeolatus Small-spine snailfish Southwest Atlantic 11.4 TL
1927 Careproctus albescens Southeast Atlantic 23 TL
1998 Careproctus ampliceps Southern Ocean 10.2 TL
1991 Careproctus armatus Southwest Atlantic
1998 Careproctus atakamensis Southeast Pacific 4.7 SL
1991 Careproctus atrans Black snailfish Southwest Atlantic 7.5 TL
1912 Careproctus attenuatus North Pacific
1991 Careproctus aureomarginatus Marginate snailfish Southwest Atlantic 6 SL
1912 Careproctus bathycoetus Northwest Pacific 16 SL
1933 Careproctus batialis Northwest Pacific. 16 TL
1912 Careproctus bowersianus Northeast Pacific 15.6 SL
1990 Careproctus cactiformis Southwest Atlantic
1985 Careproctus canus Northwest Pacific 15.9 SL
1998 Careproctus catherinae Southern Ocean 21.6 SL
1896 Careproctus colletti Alaska snailfish North Pacific 44 TL
2007 Careproctus comus Comic snailfish Northeast Pacific 9.9 SL
1990 Careproctus continentalis Southeast Pacific 6.2 SL
1990 Careproctus credispinulosus Southern Ocean
2007 Careproctus crozetensis Antarctic, Indian Ocean 10.0 SL
1912 Careproctus curilanus Northwest Pacific 6.4 SL
1983 Careproctus cyclocephalus Northwest Pacific 29 SL
1950 Careproctus cypseluroides Northwest Pacific
1898 Careproctus cypselurus Falcate snailfish North Pacific 30 SL
2005 Careproctus derjugini Deryugin's tadpole Arctic to Northeast Atlan 21.7 SL
2007 Careproctus discoveryae Indian Ocean, Antarctic 7.0 SL
1911 Careproctus dubius Northeast Atlantic
1896 Careproctus ectenes Northeast Pacific 6.4 SL
1998 Careproctus eltaninae Southern Ocean
1905 Careproctus falklandicus Southeast Pacific
2007 Careproctus faunus Mischievous snailfish Northeast Pacific 10.2 SL
1998 Careproctus fedorovi Southern Ocean
1978 Careproctus filamentosus Northeast Pacific 18 SL
1912 Careproctus furcellus North Pacific 54 SL
1905 Careproctus georgianus Southern Ocean
1912 Careproctus gilberti Smalldisk snailfish Northeast Pacific 8.9 TL
1998 Careproctus guillemi Southern Ocean
1912 Careproctus homopterus Northwest Pacific 4.3 SL
1994 Careproctus hyaleius Eastern Pacific 12.3 TL
1998 Careproctus improvisus Southern Ocean
1998 Careproctus inflexidens Southern Ocean 22 TL
2008 Careproctus kidoi Kido's snailfish Northwest Atlantic 9.5 SL
2005 Careproctus knipowitschi Knipowitsch's tadpole Northeast Atlantic 18.5 TL
1998 Careproctus lacmi Southern Ocean
1998 Careproctus leptorhinus Southern Ocean
1892 Careproctus longifilis Eastern Pacific 16.2 SL
1992 Careproctus longipectoralis Southern Ocean 16.8 SL
1912 Careproctus longipinnis Longfin snailfish Northeast Atlantic 27 NG
1991 Careproctus macranchus Southwest Atlantic
1950 Careproctus macrodiscus Northwest Pacific 44 SL
2005 Careproctus macrophthalmus Large-eyed tadpole Northeast Atlantic 10.9 TL
2006 Careproctus maculosus Southwest Atlantic 4.6 SL
2000 Careproctus magellanicus Southern Ocean
1988 Careproctus marginatus Northwest Pacific 23.5 SL
1916 Careproctus mederi Northwest Pacific
1950 Careproctus melanuroides Northwest Pacific
1892 Careproctus melanurus Blacktail snailfish North Pacific 51 TL
1988 Careproctus merretti Merret's snailfish Northeast Atlantic 20.5 SL
1887 Careproctus micropus Northeast Atlantic
1978 Careproctus microstomus Northeast Pacific 19.7 SL
1998 Careproctus minimus Southwest Atlantic
1912 Careproctus mollis Northeast Pacific 7.4 SL
2012 Careproctus narilobus South Pacific Ocean 16.3 TL
1950 Careproctus nigricans Northwest Pacific
2011 Careproctus notosaikaiensis Notosaikai-bikunin Pacific Ocean 18.2 TL
1990 Careproctus novaezelandiae Southwest Pacific 9.5 SL
1912 Careproctus opisthotremus North Pacific
1978 Careproctus oregonensis Smallfin snailfish Northeast Pacific 15.3 SL
1896 Careproctus ostentum North Pacific
1896 Careproctus ovigerus Abyssal snailfish Northeast Pacific 43.1 SL
1888 Careproctus pallidus Southeast Pacific
2002 Careproctus parvidiscus Northwest Pacific 17.7 SL
1998 Careproctus parviporatus Southern Ocean
2000 Careproctus patagonicus Southwest Atlantic
2001 Careproctus paxtoni Blunt-tooth snailfish Southwest Pacific 14.4 SL
2012 Careproctus pellucicauda Pacific Ocean 12.6 SL
1896 Careproctus phasma North Pacific
1992 Careproctus polarsterni Southern Ocean
1992 Careproctus profundicola Southern Ocean 14.1 SL
1998 Careproctus pseudoprofundicola Southern Ocean
1912 Careproctus pycnosoma North Pacific 7.9 SL
1879 Careproctus ranula Scotian snailfish Northwest Atlantic 8.1 SL
1950 Careproctus rastrinoides Northwest Pacific
1912 Careproctus rastrinus Northeast Pacific 51 SL
1862 Careproctus reinhardti Sea tadpole Arctic 30 TL
1912 Careproctus rhodomelas Northwest Pacific 12 SL
1998 Careproctus rimiventris Southern Ocean
1912 Careproctus roseofuscus Round snailfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL
2008 Careproctus rotundifrons Northwest Pacific 104.4 SL
1998 Careproctus sandwichensis Southern Ocean
1998 Careproctus scaphopterus Southern Ocean
1934 Careproctus scottae Northeast Pacific
1912 Careproctus segaliensis Northwest Pacific 6.9 SL
1950 Careproctus seraphimae Northwest Pacific
1896 Careproctus simus North Pacific 18.6 SL
1912 Careproctus sinensis Northwest Pacific 5.9 SL
1999 Careproctus solidus Arctic 11.8 SL
1890 Careproctus spectrum Northeast Pacific
1990 Careproctus steini Southeast Pacific
2006 Careproctus stigmatogenus Southwest Atlantic 4.7 SL
2005 Careproctus tapirus Tapir tadpole Northeast Atlantic 13.9 SL
2005 Careproctus telescopus Telescope tadpole Northeast Atlantic 14 TL
1912 Careproctus trachysoma Northwest Pacific 31 SL
1998 Careproctus tricapitidens Southern Ocean
1998 Careproctus vladibeckeri Southern Ocean
1985 Careproctus zachirus Northwest Pacific 32 TL
1998 Careproctus zispi Southern Ocean
1902 Crystallias matsushimae Northwest Pacific 38 TL
1965 Crystallichthys cameliae North Pacific
1912 Crystallichthys cyclospilus Blotched snailfish North Pacific
1898 Crystallichthys mirabilis North Pacific
1916 Edentoliparis terraenovae Southeast Pacific 7.1 SL
1991 Eknomoliparis chirichignoae Southeast Pacific
1915 Elassodiscus caudatus Blackbelly snailfish Eastern Pacific 8.5 SL
1993 Elassodiscus obscurus Northwest Pacific 28.6 SL
1912 Elassodiscus tremebundus North Pacific 34.3 SL
1959 Eutelichthys leptochirus Mediterranean Sea 5.1 SL
1978 Genioliparis ferox Northeast Pacific 24 TL
2008 Genioliparis kafanovi Antarctic 34 SL
1976 Genioliparis lindbergi Southern Ocean 31 TL
1896 Gyrinichthys minytremus Northeast Pacific
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
1915 Lipariscus nanus Pygmy snailfish North Pacific 7.1 SL
2004 Lopholiparis flerxi Hardhead snailfish Northeast Pacific 3.3 SL
1971 Menziesichthys bacescui Southeast Pacific
1912 Nectoliparis pelagicus Tadpole snailfish North Pacific 6.5 SL
2005 Notoliparis antonbruuni Southeastern Pacific
1964 Notoliparis kermadecensis Southwest Pacific 25.8 SL
1975 Notoliparis kurchatovi Kurchatov's notoliparis Southern Ocean 10.8 SL
1978 Notoliparis macquariensis Macquarie notoliparid Southwest Pacific 8.8 SL
1990 Osteodiscus andriashevi Northwest Pacific 17.5 SL
1978 Osteodiscus cascadiae Bigtail snailfish Northeast Pacific 8.5 SL
2012 Osteodiscus rhepostomias Southwest Pacific 4 SL
1996 Palmoliparis beckeri Gloved snailfish Northwest Pacific 42 TL
1997 Paraliparis abyssorum Northeast Atlantic 11.3 SL
2006 Paraliparis acutidens Atlantic, Antartic 13.2 TL
2009 Paraliparis adustus Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1950 Paraliparis albeolus Northwest Pacific
1915 Paraliparis albescens Eastern Central Pacific
2012 Paraliparis alius Southern Ocean 33 TL
2012 Paraliparis amerismos Southern Ocean 3.6 TL
1989 Paraliparis andriashevi Southern Ocean
1914 Paraliparis antarcticus Southern Ocean 16.3 SL
2001 Paraliparis anthracinus Coalskin snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.3 SL
1992 Paraliparis aspersus Southwest Atlantic
2001 Paraliparis ater Sooty snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.4 SL
1912 Paraliparis atramentatus Northwest Pacific 6.9 SL
2001 Paraliparis atrolabiatus Darklip snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.4 SL
1899 Paraliparis attenuatus Eastern Central Pacific
2001 Paraliparis auriculatus Smallcheek snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.1 SL
2001 Paraliparis australiensis Australian snailfish Southeastern Indian Ocean 16.4 SL
1902 Paraliparis australis Southeast Atlantic 5 TL
2001 Paraliparis avellaneus Nutty snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.2 SL
2001 Paraliparis badius Dark brown snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8.2 SL
1999 Paraliparis balgueriasi Southern Ocean 12.6 TL
1879 Paraliparis bathybius Black seasnail Arctic to Northeast Atlan 25.3 SL
1997 Paraliparis bipolaris North Atlantic 9.2 SL
2001 Paraliparis brunneocaudatus Browntail snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.7 SL
2001 Paraliparis brunneus Brown snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15.1 SL
2009 Paraliparis bullacephalus Bubble-head snailfish Gulf of Alaska. 9.4 SL
1968 Paraliparis calidus Lowfin snailfish Western Atlantic 14.2 SL
2012 Paraliparis camilarus The holotype was captured 28.2 TL
2011 Paraliparis caninus Antarctica 31 TL
2005 Paraliparis carlbondi Southeastern Pacific 11 SL
1892 Paraliparis cephalus Swellhead snailfish North Pacific 8.4 SL
1986 Paraliparis cerasinus Southern Ocean
1993 Paraliparis challengeri Northeast Atlantic
1992 Paraliparis charcoti Southern Ocean 9.7 SL
1896 Paraliparis copei copei Blacksnout seasnail North Atlantic 17 TL
1982 Paraliparis copei gibbericeps Southern Ocean 13.1 SL
1982 Paraliparis copei kerguelensis Southern Ocean 22.1 TL
1966 Paraliparis copei wilsoni Eastern Atlantic 26 SL
2001 Paraliparis coracinus Eastern Indian Ocean 17 SL
2001 Paraliparis costatus Black ribbed snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 23.5 SL
2001 Paraliparis csiroi Loweye snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 16.3 SL
1950 Paraliparis dactyloides Northwest Pacific
1896 Paraliparis dactylosus Red snailfish North Pacific 12.1 SL
2002 Paraliparis darwini Southeast Pacific 13.1 TL
1912 Paraliparis deani Prickly snailfish Northeast Pacific 10 TL
1986 Paraliparis debueni Southeast Pacific



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