Careproctus knipowitschi Chernova, 2005
Knipowitsch's tadpole
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  18.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 298 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 57-57; Anal soft rays: 51-51; Vertebrae: 63-63. Diagnosis: Long-finned, slit-eyed careproct with horizontal mouth and not silvery in coloration; head deep, abruptly obliquely cuts downwards immediately in front of eye; mouth slit reaches vertical of eye center; gill opening twice as large as eye; opercular lobe auricular; teeth similar in size; interorbital space 56% HL; vent opens at vertical of posterior edge of the eye; caudal fin slightly emarginated; greatest body depth 103% HL; eye 19% HL; disc 20% HL (Ref. 41470).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.06.06

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