Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); retrodorsalis: From the Latin retro meaning rear, and dorsalis meaning dorsal, in reference to the relatively posterior position of the first dorsal fin ray between vertebrae 7 and 8..
More on authors: Stein, Chernova & Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1205 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Southeastern Indian Ocean: Great Australian Bight, off South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56;
Vertebrae: 68. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin bilobed, without rudimentary notch rays, lower lobe short; pectoral girdle with 4 round radials; body not hump-backed; mouth horizontal, subterminal, lower jaw included; chin pore interspace equal to pore diameter, not in a pit, without skin fold anteriorly; interneural of first dorsal ray between neural spines 7 and 8; body and peritoneum black, mouth black, tongue black-dotted, tooth plates dark (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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00234 - 0.01177), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).