Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 340 - 1322 m (Ref. 117245). Deep-water; 75°N - 42°N, 65°W - 35°E (Ref. 117245)
Northeast Atlantic: Labrador Sea, Norwegian Sea, north of the Faeroes.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 41470); 22.1 cm TL (female)
Epibenthic; feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426). Maximum depth reported at 1322 m (Ref. 41470).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2005. New species of Careproctus Liparidae fom the Barents Sea and adjacent waters. J. Ichthyol. 45(9):689-690. (Ref. 41470)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.2 - 6, mean 3.6 (based on 124 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00188 - 0.00927), b=3.20 (3.02 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .