Paraliparis brunneus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Brown snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  15.1 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-58; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 53-53; Vertebrae: 65-65. Anterior dorsal rays shortened; caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 4 radials, 2 with rudimentary notches; teeth small; chin pores one pore diameter apart, not in a pit but with anterior skin fold; gill opening ventral end slightly below level of lower margin of eye; pectoral without rudimentary rays; HL 19.9% SL, preanal 35% SL; body dark, peritoneum black, mouth black, tongue densely black-dotted (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 - 13.11.08

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