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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Liparidae Snailfishes

Genus: Liparis

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Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Liparis adiastolus
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North Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Liparis agassizii Putnam, 1874

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis agassizii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.1 cm TL

 
Liparis alboventer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Liparis antarcticus
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis atlanticus (Jordan & Evermann, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis atlanticus
[Atlantic seasnail]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.3 cm

 
Liparis barbatus
[Sea-snail]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Liparis bathyarcticus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Liparis bikunin
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Liparis brashnikovi
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No picture found


 
Liparis bristolensis
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No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Liparis burkei
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Liparis callyodon (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis callyodon
[Spotted snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis catharus
[Purity snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Liparis chefuensis
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm TL
Liparis coheni Able, 1976

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis coheni
[Gulf snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Liparis curilensis
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Liparis cyclopus Günther, 1861

Photo by Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis cyclopus
[Ribbon snailfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Liparis dennyi Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis dennyi
[Marbled snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis dubius
[]
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Liparis dulkeiti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Liparis eos
[]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Liparis fabricii Krøyer, 1847

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis fabricii
[Gelatinous snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis fishelsoni
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Liparis florae (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Liparis florae
[Tidepool snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Liparis frenatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Liparis fucensis
[Slipskin snailfish]



Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Liparis gibbus Bean, 1881

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis gibbus
[Variegated snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis grebnitzkii
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm TL
Liparis inquilinus Able, 1973

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis inquilinus
[Inquiline snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis kusnetzovi
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis kussakini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Liparis latifrons
[]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Liparis liparis
[Striped seasnail]
No picture found


 
Liparis maculatus
[]
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Liparis marmoratus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Liparis mednius
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis megacephalus
[Bighead snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.4 cm TL

 
Liparis meridionalis
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis micraspidophorus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Liparis miostomus
[]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804)

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Liparis montagui
[Montagus seasnail]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis mucosus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Liparis mucosus
[Slimy snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis newmani
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm FL
Liparis ochotensis Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Liparis ochotensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 43 cm TL

 
Liparis owstoni
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis petschiliensis
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis pravdini
[]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Liparis pulchellus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis pulchellus
[Showy snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis punctatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Liparis punctulatus
[]
No picture found


 
Liparis rhodosoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Liparis rotundirostris
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Liparis rutteri (Gilbert & Snyder, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis rutteri
[Ringtail snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schantarensis
[Shantar snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schmidti
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Liparis tanakae (Gilbert & Burke, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Liparis tanakae
[Tanaka's snailfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Liparis tartaricus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Liparis tessellatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.4 cm TL

 
Liparis tunicatiformis
[]



Arctic to Northwest Atlan
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Liparis tunicatus Reinhardt, 1836

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Liparis tunicatus
[Kelp snailfish]
No picture found


 
Liparis zonatus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Liparis adiastolus Northeast Pacific 16.7 SL 2003
Liparis agassizii North Pacific 44 TL 1874
Liparis alboventer Northwest Pacific 14.1 TL 1984
Liparis antarcticus Southeast Pacific 3.8 TL 1874
Liparis atlanticus Atlantic seasnail Northwest Atlantic 13 TL 1898
Liparis barbatus Sea-snail Northeast Atlantic 13.3 1833
Liparis bathyarcticus North Pacific and the Arc 14 TL 1931
Liparis bikunin Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1954
Liparis brashnikovi Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1930
Liparis bristolensis North Pacific 1912
Liparis burkei Northwest Pacific 8.3 SL 1914
Liparis callyodon Spotted snailfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL 1814
Liparis catharus Purity snailfish Northeast Pacific 1973
Liparis chefuensis Northwest Pacific 16.5 TL 1933
Liparis coheni Gulf snailfish Northwest Atlantic 11.8 TL 1976
Liparis curilensis Northwest Pacific 11 TL 1912
Liparis cyclopus Ribbon snailfish North Pacific 11.4 TL 1861
Liparis dennyi Marbled snailfish Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL 1895
Liparis dubius Northwest Pacific 1930
Liparis dulkeiti Northwest Pacific 1930
Liparis eos Northwest Pacific 13.7 TL 1984
Liparis fabricii Gelatinous snailfish North Atlantic 21 TL 1847
Liparis fishelsoni Western Indian Ocean 1967
Liparis florae Tidepool snailfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL 1895
Liparis frenatus Northwest Pacifc 7.8 SL 1912
Liparis fucensis Slipskin snailfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1896
Liparis gibbus Variegated snailfish Arctic, Northwest to Nort 52 TL 1881
Liparis grebnitzkii Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL 1904
Liparis inquilinus Inquiline snailfish Northwest Atlantic 7.1 TL 1973
Liparis kusnetzovi Northwest Pacific 1936
Liparis kussakini Northwest Pacific 1976
Liparis latifrons Northwest Pacific 23.3 SL 1950
Liparis liparis Striped seasnail Northeast Atlantic 15 TL 1766
Liparis maculatus Northwest Pacific 1984
Liparis marmoratus North Pacific 1950
Liparis mednius Northwest Pacific 9.2 SL 1930
Liparis megacephalus Bighead snailfish North Pacific 1912
Liparis meridionalis Northwest Pacific 10.4 TL 1950
Liparis micraspidophorus North Pacific 1912
Liparis miostomus Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL 1954
Liparis montagui Montagus seasnail Northeast Atlantic 15.5 TL 1804
Liparis mucosus Slimy snailfish Northeast Pacific 13 TL 1855
Liparis newmani Northwest Pacific 1960
Liparis ochotensis North Pacific 66 FL 1904
Liparis owstoni Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1904
Liparis petschiliensis Northwest Pacific 1926
Liparis pravdini Northwest Pacific 1951
Liparis pulchellus Showy snailfish Northeast Pacific 25 TL 1855
Liparis punctatus Northwest Pacific 1950
Liparis punctulatus Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1916
Liparis rhodosoma Western Pacific 1930
Liparis rotundirostris Northwest Pacific 14.8 TL 1984
Liparis rutteri Ringtail snailfish North Pacific 7 SL 1898
Liparis schantarensis Shantar snailfish Northwest Pacific 7.4 TL 1929
Liparis schmidti Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL 1987
Liparis tanakae Tanaka's snailfish Northwest Pacific 47 SL 1912
Liparis tartaricus Northwest Pacific 7 TL 1930
Liparis tessellatus Northwest Pacific 28 SL 1912
Liparis tunicatiformis Northwest Pacific 27.4 TL 1984
Liparis tunicatus Kelp snailfish Arctic to Northwest Atlan 16 TL 1836
Liparis zonatus Northwest Pacific 2004



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