Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
() > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); csiroi: Named after the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). More on authors: Stein, Chernova & Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1110 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: off South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 55;
Vertebrae: 66. Caudal- fin rays 8; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 3 radials, uppermost ventrally notched; parapophyses of vertebrae 5-11 fused to form a nephrohaemal canal; pectoral fin with 1 rudimentary ray each present in notch and in lower lobe; chin pores separated by one pore diameter, in common oval, pigmented depression on anterior surface of chin; gill opening ventral end horizontal with lower margin of pupil; head compressed, HL 19.6% SL, preanal 39% SL; color dark brown, lips light grey, peritoneum black, mouth and tongue grey (Ref. 42734).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154). Almost ripe eggs about 4.1 mm in diameter (Ref. 42734).
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) .