Paraliparis ruficometes Murasaki, Takami & Fukui, 2018
Long-tailed snailfsh
photo by Murasaki, K.

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  8.04 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1460 - 2070 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-59; Anal soft rays: 48-52; Vertebrae: 61-64. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: total vertebrae 61-64; dorsal-fin rays 53-59; anal-fin rays 48-52; pectoral-fin rays 20-25, lower part of each ray completely free; principal caudal-fin rays 6, dorsalmost elongate, about 2 or 3 times length of other rays; both jaws with simple teeth; gill slit 5.9-10.0% SL, extending in front of 9th-13th pectoral-fin ray base; pectoral proximal radials 4 (all unnotched); when alive, colour of body and fins orange red; mouth, gill cavity, eye, peritoneum and stomach black; pyloric caeca yellowish-white (Ref. 120240).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.05.19

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