Paraliparis dewitti Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Brown ribbed snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  19.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 1175 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: off South Australia, Great Australian Bight.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 59-59; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 52-52; Vertebrae: 65-65. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 4 round radials, one rudimentary fenestra present; about 7 anterior epineural and epipleural ribs long, stout; chin pores in common wide-oval depression, interspace equals twice their diameter; pectoral without rudimentary notch rays; prominent costal ridge present; head 21% SL, wide (67% HL); eye diameter half interorbital width; preanal length 34% SL; color light-nut-brown, skin semitransparent, 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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