Paraliparis pectoralis Stein, 1978
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  21.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 681 - 1636 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: off Oregon, central Bering Sea, and off Okhotsk coast of Hokkaido.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 55-59; Anal soft rays: 49-52; Vertebrae: 61-66. Body tapered posteriorly. Head stout and wide. Nostril with raised rim on a level with pupil. Snout high and broadly rounded (Ref. 37271). Teeth, simple and pointed; horizontal mouth; 2 superbranchial pores. Pale stomach (Ref. 11671).
Biology:  Minimum depth reported at 681 m (Ref. 26773).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.02.99
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 03.05.19

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