Paraliparis costatus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Black ribbed snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  20.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); 23.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1042 - 1370 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-66; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 56-57; Vertebrae: 70-71. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin-notch moderately deep, dividing fin into 2 distinct lobes; pectoral girdle with 4 radials; snout high, blunt, and large; nasal pores widely spaced, chin pores not in a pit and without skin fold anteriorly; anterior 7-8 epineural and epipleural ribs straight, elongated, thickened; keel-like lateral ridge protruding along and above anterior part of abdominal cavity; gill opening lower end below eye level; head 19.3-19.8% SL; preanal length about 40% SL; body black; orobranchial cavity black-dotted to black; peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.02
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