Paraliparis hawaiiensis Stein & Drazen, 2014
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  15.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); 14.9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 2196 - 3055 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 68-69. This species is distinguished by the following characters: total vertebrae 68-69; pectoral-fin rays 20-21, no rudimentary rays; 7 caudal-fin rays; radials 2+0+1; chin pores almost touching, in a deep transversely oval pigmented pit appearing to be a pore, with a pair of rudimentary pores symmetrically located immediately posterior to the pit; short head short, about 16% SL; upper jaw about half its head length (HL); teeth simple canines forming moderately wide bands; snout about a quarter HL (Ref. 95901).
Biology:  The holotype apparently has ripe eggs up to 4.2 mm in diameter (Ref. 95901).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.06.14

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