Polypera greeni (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Lobefin snailfish
Polypera greeni
photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  31 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Commander Islands; Pribilof and Aleutian Islands to Washington, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 37-40; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 29-32. Light brown, gray, pale pea green, to purplish brown; breast and lower part of head lighter. Profile depressed over eyes, occiput slightly raised. Eye very small. Dorsal fin deeply notched anteriorly, forming lobe. Pyloric caeca numerous, matted closely together (more than 200) (Ref. 43939).
Biology:  Ranges from tide pools to shallow water near shore (Ref. 43939).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 17.02.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.07.94

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