Careproctus maculosus Stein, 2006
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  4.6 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 273 - 300 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: known only from Burdwood Bank.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 42; Anal soft rays: 36. Can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: vertebrae 46 (8+38), pectoral-fin rays 26, caudal fin rays 9 (4/5), radials 4, round ; teeth simple, stout canines; chin pores opening in a U-shaped pit opening posteriorly; disk about 1/3 HL, its distance from anus 2.8% SL (10.5% HL); prickles absent; gill opening above pectoral base; head 22.4%; preanal fin length 40.0% SL; snout-anus 25.0 % SL (92.7% HL); and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78379).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.05.19

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