Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1820 - 2000 m (Ref. 30823). Deep-water
Southern Ocean: Banzare Banks.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40957)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 41;
Vertebrae: 52. This species is characterized by the following: no pleural ribs; terminal mouth oblique; very small eyes (5.1% SL); very large gill slit, 11.2% SL, oblique; strongly elongated upper pectoral lobe 30.9% SL, deep notch with rudimentary rays; large head, 26%, anteanal; distance 43.1%, disk 8.7% SL: Colour of body dark brown with lighter specks; black peritoneum; stomach and pyloric caeca light (Ref. 44814).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P., 1998. A review of recent studies of Southern Ocean Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Cybium 22(3): 255-266. (Ref. 30823)
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=0.00417 (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
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .