Allocareproctus unangas Orr & Busby, 2006
Goldeneye snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  12.97 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 210 - 465 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Aleutian Is.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Teeth are strongly trilobed; nasal papilla absent; papillae associated with few pores, invariably present only on maxillary pore 6 and suprabranchial pores 1-2 ; peritoneum dark; orobuccal valve with 1 finger-like projection; orobuccal cavity pale; gill rakers 8-12, short and blunt; interorbital papilla present; pyloric caeca on left side, short; body color light red; iris golden (Ref. 57077).
Biology:  Smallest female with yolked eggs measured 9.1 cm SL; smallest male with enlarged, swollen testes 7.67 cm SL. Eggs were collected from the octocoral Primnoa sp. from Seguam Pass, with eggs of another liparid (Ref. 57077).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.11.06

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