Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); moskalevi: Named for Dr. Lev I. Moskalev (Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1478 - 1691 m (Ref. 86261). Deep-water
Arctic Ocean: Norwegian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 59 - 62. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 59-62, D 52-53, P 24-27, C 11(1+4/5+1), pyl. c. 11; 2 pairs of weak pleural ribs; Rad. pect. 3(2+0+1); lower lobe of pectoral-fin not longer than upper lobe; body depth 5-6 times in SL; compressed head 24-27% SL; large eye, 26-29% lc; with postorbital pore and one suprabranchial pore; mouth not large, its angle below anterior margin of eye; simple teeth; preanal length 36-38% SL; disk 6.3-6.6% SL; body blackish-brown with black peritoneum (Ref. 86261).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P. and N.V. Chernova, 2010. Three new snailfishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from bathyal depths of the Arctic. Proc. Zool. Inst. Russian Acad. Sci., 314(4):365-380. (Ref. 86261)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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=0.00427 (0.00194 - 0.00940), 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 (13 of 100) .