Elassodiscus obscurus Pitruk & Fedorov, 1993
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  28.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 161 - 1773 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk, northern Kuril Islands, southeastern Kamchatka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 69-73; Anal soft rays: 63-68; Vertebrae: 72-80. Two suprabranchial pores. Teeth simple, long, slightly convex rearward. Lower lobe of the pectoral fin long, contained 3-3.5 times in SL. Pectoral fin with a large notch; upper lobe is short, and does not reach to the origin of the anal fin. The rays of the lower lobe are approximately twice as long as those of the upper, reaching origin of the anal fin.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.03.02
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 21.10.05

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