Paraliparis skeliphrus Stein, 2005
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  7.1 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 1400 - 1475 m
Distribution:  Southeastern Pacific: Off Antofagasta, Chile, where it is apparently benthic or epibenthic.
Diagnosis:  A Paraliparis distinguished by the following combination of characters: V53, mouth horizontal, P 22 (14+4+4), rudimentary rays absent, notch rays distinctly more widely spaced than either upper or lower lobe rays, posterior angle of mouth reaching below or slightly behind rear margin of orbit, directly above anteriormost pectoral fin ray, gill cavity pale.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 20.07.05
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 03.05.19

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