Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); edwardsi: Named for A. Milne-Edwards, MNHN. More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal. Deep-water; 30°N -
Eastern Central Atlantic: Off Morocco.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4702)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is characterized by the following: head 22%SL; slanting mouth; simple teeth, small and numerous (> 35 rows); lower lobe of pectoral fin (externally) isolated (not connected to the upper lobe by a fin membrane), upper lobe with 11-13 rays; pectoral fin inferior in position with upper ray at he level of the posterior margin of the slanting mouth; radials 3 (2 + 0 + 1), rounded; dorsal fin origin above the posterior margin of the pectoral fin; brown skin, black peritoneum (Ref. 83988).
Only one specimen (Ref. 4702).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L. and K.W. Able, 1986. Liparididae. p. 1275-1283. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. III. (Ref. 4702)
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=0.00468 (0.00219 - 0.00998), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (14 of 100) .