Paraliparis deani Burke, 1912
Prickly snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 18 - 1008 m
Distribution:  Northeast Pacific: Shelikof Strait, western Gulf of Alaska to southern British Columbia; northern California, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 56-59; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 44-49. Dorsal fin extending to about half length of caudal fin and no raised lobe at anterior end; caudal reduced but recognizable, attached to dorsal and anal fins; anal extends about to half length of caudal fin; lower rays of pectorals greatly exserted; pelvic fins and adhering disc absent (Ref. 6885).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 25.10.05
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.07.94

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