Careproctus colletti Gilbert, 1896
Alaska snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  44 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,200.0 g; max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 64 - 1350 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk to the Gulf of Alaska.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 51-58; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 47-52; Vertebrae: 59-65. Teeth lanceolate; outer teeth about equal to inner teeth in length; length of lower pectoral fin lobe contained 0.8 to 1.2 times in head length; disk length 15.0 to 27.6% of head length (Ref. 559). Body reddish black; vertical fins black; peritoneum black; stomach pale (Ref. 559).
Biology:  Found on mud and sand bottoms (Ref. 43939).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.06.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.06.11

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