Careproctus pellucicauda Stein, 2012
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  12.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 2821 m,
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: known from a single specimen taken in the Bounty Trough near New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 47-47; Anal soft rays: 40-40; Vertebrae: 53-53. This species is distinguished by the following: vertebrae 53, pectoral fin rays 25, caudal fin rays 10; lanceolate teeth; 2 chin pores, well separated; long pectoral fin, about 34% SL, slightly more than 150% HL, reaching beyond anal fin origin, dorsalmost pectoral fin ray with large irregular triangular base extending ventrally to partially cover base of second ray; no pleural ribs; posterior third of body unpigmented (Ref. 92437).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 20.12.12
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.01.13

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