Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Aetheliparis: Greek, aethes-, strange, denoting the remarkable morphology of the head and pectoral girdle of the species of the genus, and liparis, the root of the family name.; taurocanis: Name from Latin 'taurus' meaning bull, and 'canis' for dog; referring to the pugnacious appearance of the fish resulting from its vertical mouth and prominent lower jaw.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 731 - 869 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: known from a single specimen from near Moa Seamount, northeast of New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 31;
Vertebrae: 42. This species is distinguished by the following characters: mouth cleft is vertical, the lower margin of opercular flap horizontal; no coronal pore; thornlike teeth or stout pyramidal canines, not lanceolate; pectoral fin base far behind head and gill opening; short body; approximate numbers of vertebrae 42, dorsal fin rays 35, anal fin rays 31; interorbital width 9, mandible-anus 39, anus-anal fin 17, lower jaw 12% SL (Ref. 92437).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. A review of the snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, including descriptions of a new genus and sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3588:1-54. (Ref. 92437)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00188 - 0.00970), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .