Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 36 - 260 m (Ref. 35941). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan and Okhotsk seas, southern Kuril Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35941)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 1998. Catalogue of the type specimens of snailfish (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. J. Ichthyol. 38(9):730-746. (Ref. 35941)
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
): -1.1 - 1.8, mean 0.9 (based on 34 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 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 (19 of 100) .