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); ampliceps: Name from Latin 'amplus' for large and 'caput' for head; referring to the large size of the head (Ref. 90036). More on authors: Andriashev & Stein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 2608 - 3514 m (Ref. 90036). Deep-water
Southern Ocean: Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm TL (female)
Caught by bottom trawl (Ref. 90036).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., D.L. Stein and A.P. Andriashev, 2004. Family Liparidae Scopoli 1777 snailfishes. Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes (31):72. (Ref. 51661)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.1 - 0.4, mean 0 (based on 34 cells).
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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .