Careproctus merretti Andriashev & Chernova, 1988
Merret's snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  20.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 3990 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Depression, south of Ireland.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 69-69. Head small, considerably flattened, width almost 1.5 times greater than its depth. Caudal fin rays 9. Hypural plate single; epural absent. Abdominal disc (sucker) small (4%SL), no musculature. Peritoneum black (Ref. 33642).
Biology:  Known from only one specimen (Ref. 35937).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 April 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.09.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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