Paraliparis eastmani Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Thickskin snailfish
photo by Graham, K.

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  18.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 1070 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Tasman Sea, north of Sydney, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-64; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 57-57; Vertebrae: 69-69. Caudal-fin rays 8, with 2 procurrent rays; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 2 round radials; mouth oblique; teeth stout, subconical; chin pores at surface, interspace equal to diameter; gill opening small, 0.8 eye diameter, with dorsal end level with eye center; HL 19% SL; preanal length 36% SL; skin thick, not transparent; color solid black, inner surface of subrostral fold and tooth plates black-dotted (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. - 15.07.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 03.05.19

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