Liparis schantarensis (Lindberg & Dulkeit, 1929)
Shantar snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  7.42 cm TL (male/unsexed); 6.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 16 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-35; Anal soft rays: 26-28; Vertebrae: 39-40. Anterior portion of dorsal fin comblike with tips of the first 5-7 dorsal fin rays free from membrane at their distal ends one-half to two-thirds length of ray in both males and females. Caudal fin 14-18 with 11 principal rays. Head depressed (depth 67% HL) and wide (wide 1.4 depth). Small mouth with cleft extending to vertical below nostril. Small eyes, 14.5% HL. Short gill slit, 1.7 time eye diameter; extending ventrally in front of pectoral fin ray 1 or 2. Widely-spaced chin pores. Body not humpbacked, with nearly horizontal dorsal profile. The dorsal and anal fins overlap caudal fin 1/6 to 1/5 of its length. Peritoneum pale (Ref. 40963).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.02.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.11.14

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