Paraliparis avellaneus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Nutty snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  13.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1090 - 1160 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: off South Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-58; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 54-54; Vertebrae: 65-65. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 3 round radials; head and body low, mouth oblique; teeth tiny; chin pores interspaced by their diameter, not in a pit; gill opening short, lower end slightly below level of eye; pectoral fin deeply notched, upper pectoral lobe short, about 60% HL, rudimentary rays absent; color nut brown; skin thin; 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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