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

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  51 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 55 - 913 m
Distribution:  Northeast Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk and Sea of Japan, the Tatar Strait, and the Pacific off Hokkaido and northern Honshu, Japan. Also west Bering Sea (Ref. 44380).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 57-62; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 50-55; Vertebrae: 62-67. Gill opening extending ventrally in front of 1 to 6 pectoral fin rays; disk length 12.7 to 16.7% of head length; body with cactus-like prickles (Ref. 559). Body uniformly pink; eye and peritoneum silver; stomach dusky (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.06.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 06.05.19

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