Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1000 - 1100 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: off northwest Tasmania, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 55;
Vertebrae: 67. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 3 radials, upper two notched; pectoral fin upper lobe of 17 rays, widely separated from lower lobe of 4 rays by a wide notch with 1 rudimentary ray; chin pores two, pit and anterior skin fold absent; Body deep, 125% HL; eye small, 18.8% HL; gill opening equal to eye, reaching ventrally to horizontal through eye center; body hump-backed; HL 20% SL, preanal 37% SL; color black, peritoneum black, mouth and tongue dark grey, tooth plates pale (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
): 3.6 ±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 (15 of 100).