Paraliparis anthracinus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Coalskin snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  13.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1024 - 1080 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-60; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 55-55; Vertebrae: 68-68. Caudal-fin rays 8; 4 rounded pectoral radials; snout short, 27.8% HL; mouth horizontal, subterminal, lower jaw included; subrostral fold absent; teeth simple, small; chin pores with common skin fold anteriorly, situated in a small depression undefined posteriorly; ventral end of gill opening reaching in front of 2nd pectoral rays, dorsal pectoral ray level with eye centre; distance from chin to anus long, 15% SL; anus below second third of postorbital space; preanal distance large, 38%; body black, peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 03.05.19

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