Paraliparis atrolabiatus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Darklip snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  11.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1120 - 1220 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; 2 pectoral radials; chin pore interspace equals twice their diameter; common skin fold present anteriorly; gill opening short, lower end horizontal with eye centre; pectoral fin 16+2+3, short, only posterior part of upper and lower lobes protruding from skin; notch shallow; anus below first third of postorbital space; HL 19.3% SL; nephrohaemal canal present; body and head light brown, peritoneum black, mouth dark grey, tongue black-dotted (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 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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