Careproctus moskalevi Andriashev & Chernova, 2011
Moskalev’s tadpole
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1478 - 1691 m
Distribution:  Arctic Ocean: Norwegian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 52-53; Vertebrae: 59-62. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 59-62, D 52-53, P 24-27, C 11(1+4/5+1), pyl. c. 11; 2 pairs of weak pleural ribs; Rad. pect. 3(2+0+1); lower lobe of pectoral-fin not longer than upper lobe; body depth 5-6 times in SL; compressed head 24-27% SL; large eye, 26-29% lc; with postorbital pore and one suprabranchial pore; mouth not large, its angle below anterior margin of eye; simple teeth; preanal length 36-38% SL; disk 6.3-6.6% SL; body blackish-brown with black peritoneum (Ref. 86261).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.08.14

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