Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bean.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 647 m (Ref. 50610), usually 100 - 200 m (Ref. 5951). Polar; 84°N - 43°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic, Northeast Pacific: Greenland, Canada, and southeastern Alaska (Ref. 2850).
Occurs among seaweeds or rocks (Ref. 7251). Often found in empty scallop shells (Ref. 7251). Benthic species. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426), such as amphipods and crabs (Ref. 5951).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00454 - 0.02203), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=4,000-12,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .