Careproctus albescens Barnard, 1927
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 600 - 1460 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: off Namibia to Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 55-55; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 48-48. Reddish in color, median fins darker; preserved specimens are whitish in color (Ref. 6632). Pelvic fins modified into a ventral disc.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 May 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.05.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 06.05.19
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.11.97

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