Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate)
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335). More on author: Gilbert.
As Bathyphasma ovigerum Gilbert 1896 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Oct. 2012: Ref. 92135).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marino batidemersale; distribuzione batimetrica 1920 - 2910 m (Ref. 6885). Deep-water
Northeast Pacific: off northern British Columbia. Occurrence record from Washington (Ref. 5515).
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.1 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 12204)
Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 40-45; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 35 - 36; Vertebre: 45 - 50. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: both jaws with narrow rows of stout, sharp, simple, recurved teeth; a moderate-sized gill opening which extends ventrally to pectoral rays 4-8; pelvic disk large 25-38% HL; cephalic pore pattern 2-6-7-1; most similar to C. lycopersicus and C. kamikawai, which are both distinguished from C. ovigerus by their broad bands of trilobed teeth (Ref. 91047).
The holotype, a male, was found to carry developing eggs in its mouth (Ref. 6885). Two females were ripe with large yolked eggs 6-7 mm in diameter, while the male of 33.0 cm SL had enlarged testes. Two smallest and immature females examined (18.0-18.5 cm SL) had small ovaries with many small white eggs ca. 1 mm in diameter (Ref. 91047).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
McAllister, D.E., 1990. A list of the fishes of Canada. Syllogeus No. 64. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ottawa, Canada. 310 p. (Ref. 11980)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Nomi ComuniSinonimiMetabolismoPredatoriEcotossicologiaRiproduzioneMaturitàDeposizioneSpawning aggregationFecundityUovaEgg development
BibliografiaAcquacolturaProfilo di acquacolturaVarietàGeneticaFrequenze allelicheEreditarietàMalattieElaborazioneMass conversion
CollaboratoriImmaginiStamps, Coins Misc.SuoniCiguateraVelocitàModalità di nuotoArea branchialeOtolithsCervelliVista
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.7 - 1.9, mean 1.9 (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00188 - 0.00927), b=3.20 (3.02 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .