Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 300 m (Ref. 35388). Temperate; 81°N - 48°N, 25°W - 62°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4645)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Suction disc much larger than the eye diameter. Dorsal and anal fins overlap with the caudal fin. Two nostrils on each side of the snout (Ref. 35388).
Northeast Atlantic: southern Norway north to Barents Sea including Novaya Zemlya, Spitsbergen and Bear Island, also Iceland.
Occurs from the subtidal zone to less than 300 m (Ref. 4702). Feeds primarily on crustaceans, occasionally fishes and polychaetes (Ref. 4702). Spawns in the winter (Ref. 35388).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Perlmutter, A., 1961. Guide to marine fishes. Bramhall House, New York. 431 p. (Ref. 169)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .