Paraliparis copei copei Goode & Bean, 1896
Blacksnout seasnail
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 1976 m
Distribution:  North Atlantic: Azores and the northwest Atlantic. South Atlantic: off Cape Point, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-66; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 55-59. Specimens in alcohol are white or pale in color (Ref. 6632).
Biology:  Epibenthic; feeds on comb jellies and cnidaria (Ref. 58426).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 January 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.06.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.08.19

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