Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); maculosus: From the Latin 'maculosus', meaning speckled, mottled, full of spots. More on author: Stein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 273 - 300 m (Ref. 78379), usually - m (Ref. ). Polar; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Atlantic: known only from Burdwood Bank.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 36. Can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: vertebrae 46 (8+38), pectoral-fin rays 26, caudal fin rays 9 (4/5), radials 4, round ; teeth simple, stout canines; chin pores opening in a U-shaped pit opening posteriorly; disk about 1/3 HL, its distance from anus 2.8% SL (10.5% HL); prickles absent; gill opening above pectoral base; head 22.4%; preanal fin length 40.0% SL; snout-anus 25.0 % SL (92.7% HL); and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78379).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2006. New and rare species of snailfishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) collected during the ICEFISH cruise of 2004. Polar. Biol. 29:705-712. (Ref. 78379)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00201 - 0.00993), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .