Paraliparis thalassobathyalis Andriashev, 1982
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  13.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 620 - 1600 m
Distribution:  Southern Ocean. Three subspecies are recognized by Andriashev (2003): Paraliparis thalassobathyalis thalassobathyalis from Banzare and Elan banks at Kerguelen Plateau, Heard Island, and Crozet Islands at 620 - 1,600 meters; Paraliparis thalassobathyalis meteorensis, common at Meteor Seamount at 800 - 1100 meters; and an unnamed one found west of South Georgia Island, Shag Rocks at 620-635 meters.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 49-53; Anal soft rays: 44-46; Vertebrae: 56-59. This species is characterized by the following: simple teeth with lateral cusps; gill rakers 4-6; not approximated chin pores; small opercular opening, equal or larger than diameter of pupil; small opercular lobe; pectoral fin with distinct notch; head 20-23%, anteanal distance 38-42% SL. Colour of peritoneum and stomach black (Ref. 44814).
Biology:  Eggs measures 2.5-3 mm diameter (Ref. 11892).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 03.05.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.09.94

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