Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); pellucicauda: Name from the Latin pelluceo meaning transparent, and cauda for tail, referring to the unpigmented caudal region.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 2821 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Pacific Ocean: known from a single specimen taken in the Bounty Trough near New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92437)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 40;
Vertebrae: 53. This species is distinguished by the following: vertebrae 53, pectoral fin rays 25, caudal fin rays 10; lanceolate teeth; 2 chin pores, well separated; long pectoral fin, about 34% SL, slightly more than 150% HL, reaching beyond anal fin origin, dorsalmost pectoral fin ray with large irregular triangular base extending ventrally to partially cover base of second ray; no pleural ribs; posterior third of body unpigmented (Ref. 92437).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. A review of the snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, including descriptions of a new genus and sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3588:1-54. (Ref. 92437)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00427 (0.00195 - 0.00931), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (22 of 100) .