Paraliparis piceus Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Tarred snailfish
Tarred snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  14.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 1416 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 59-59; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 55-55; Vertebrae: 66-66. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 3 radials, upper dorsally notched: chin pores not in a pit or other depression, interspace equals their diameter; gill opening ventral end and dorsal pectoral ray on horizontal through eye center; opercular flap dorsally rounded, tip of operculum dorsally directed; pectoral without rudimentary rays; HL 18% SL, preanal length 34%; body and head dark blackish-brown, mouth and tongue grey, peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality: W coast of Tasmania, W of Trial Harbour (Ref. 42734).

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.07.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 03.05.19

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