Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1090 - 1160 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Southeastern Indian Ocean: Great Australian Bight, off South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54;
Vertebrae: 65. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with round radials; eye nearly touching dorsal contour; snout blunt, large, 3.7% HL; mouth horizontal, teeth very small; chin pore pair in a common pit, interspace equals pore diameter; gill opening ventral end horizontal with lower third of eye; pectoral fin deeply notched, upper pectoral lobe short, 63% HL, notch rays absent; color very dark blackish-brown, peritoneum black, mouth and tongue grey (Ref. 42734).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., N.V. Chernova and A.P. Andriashev, 2001. Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. 53:341-406. (Ref. 42734)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00468 (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
): 3.5 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .