Paraliparis nigellus Chernova & Møller, 2008
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  13.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1950 - 2107 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-64; Anal soft rays: 59-59; Vertebrae: 73-73. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 64, A 59, P 23-25, C 8; vertebrae 73 (12-61); pectoral radials 4 (3+1); simple and uniserial teeth except near jaw symphysis; gill opening shorter than pupil diameter; undeveloped opercular flap; head 16% SL; eye 28% of head length (HL); one symphyseal mandibular pore; pectoral fin with notch rays not rudimentary; interneural of the first dorsal-fin ray between neural spine 6 and 7; anus behind vertical through gill opening; mandible to anus distance almost equal to the length of anus to anal-fin origin; body color dark black-brown, with bluish tint, peritoneum black (Ref. 79982).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 January 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.02.10

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