Paraliparis amerismos Stein, 2012
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  3.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1149 - 1358 m,
Distribution:  Southern Ocean: known only from the holotype, collected at 1149–1358 m near Pennell Bank in the outer Ross Sea, Antarctica (90026).
Diagnosis:  V 74, D 66, A 61, P 22 (15+5+2). Dorsal, anal, caudal, and pectoral-fin rays unstriated or with very few striations; pectoral lower lobe rays two; gill opening above pectoral fin or in front of 1–2 rays. Teeth small, simple, thorn-like, forming moderately wide bands. Body pale with scattered melanophores except for black peritoneum showing through abdominal wall. Coronal pore absent (Ref. 90026).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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