Paraliparis freeborni Stein, 2012
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  11.8 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 1218 m,
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: known only from the holotype, taken on the Chatham Rise off New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-62; Anal soft rays: 52-52; Vertebrae: 66-66. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 66, dorsal fin rays 62, anal fin rays 52, caudal fin rays 6, pectoral fin rays 20; teeth as wide bands of 17-18 obliquely curved rows of up to 12 small teeth each; small chin pores, very close together, not in a pit; 2 pectoral radials (2+0+0), unnotched; snout to anus about 19% SL, anus below anterior of opercular blade and upper notch rays; predorsal length 21% SL; upper pectoral fin lobe short, 71% HL or longer (Ref. 92437).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 09.01.13
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 10.01.13

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