Careproctus pycnosoma Gilbert & Burke, 1912
Careproctus pycnosoma
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  7.9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 75 - 700 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: off Simushir Island (Kuril Islands) and off Umnak Island (Alaska) in the Bering Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 42-45; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 36-39; Vertebrae: 46-49. Pectoral fin slightly notched; ends of dorsal and anal fins forming notches on caudal fin; caudal fin rounded, stout, and broad (Ref. 12700). Uniformly red (Ref. 12700).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.04.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.05.19

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