Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 35388). Temperate; 77°N - 48°N, 25°W - 45°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4645)
Morphology | Morphometrics
No overlap of dorsal and caudal fins, but rarely overlapping anal and caudal fins (Ref. 35388).
Northeast Atlantic: North Sea, around the British Isles, Norwegian Sea, southwestern Barents Sea and around southern Iceland.
Occurs from intertidal to 30 m, often under stones or clinging to algae. Feeds primarily on crustaceans; gammarid amphipods in intertidal; shrimps and small crabs in subtidal areas. Spawns in winter; young are also found in the Wadden sea (Ref. 35388).
Wheeler, A., 1992. A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(1):1-37.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (-0.16711 - 0.17489), b=3.12 (3.03 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=793).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .