Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); maculosus: From the Latin 'maculosus', meaning speckled, mottled, full of spots.. More on author: Stein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 273 - 300 m (Ref. 78379). Polar
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Atlantic: known only from Burdwood Bank.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 36. Can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: vertebrae 46 (8+38), pectoral-fin rays 26, caudal fin rays 9 (4/5), radials 4, round ; teeth simple, stout canines; chin pores opening in a U-shaped pit opening posteriorly; disk about 1/3 HL, its distance from anus 2.8% SL (10.5% HL); prickles absent; gill opening above pectoral base; head 22.4%; preanal fin length 40.0% SL; snout-anus 25.0 % SL (92.7% HL); and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78379).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2006. New and rare species of snailfishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) collected during the ICEFISH cruise of 2004. Polar. Biol. 29:705-712. (Ref. 78379)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 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) .