Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); rossi: Named to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the famous polar explorer and researcher Rear Admiral James Clark Ross (1800-1862) (Ref. 39425). More on authors: Chernova & Eastman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 466 m (Ref. 39425). Deep-water
Southern Ocean: southwest of the Mawson Bank, Ross Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 44;
Vertebrae: 54 - 56. Vertebrae 54-56, dorsal 49-50, pectorals 20-22, caudal 9. Teeth spear-shaped. Symphyseal pores not closely set. Gill opening reaching in front of pectoral ray 2-3. Head 25.5-28% SL, preanal 34.5-35.5% SL. Eye 19-22% HL. Interorbital wide, 54-63% HL. Mouth horizontal, subterminal. Cephalic pores small. Body uniformly pale (pink in life), inside of upper lip pigmented. Peritoneum and gill cavity black, stomach pale (Ref. 39425).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V. and J.T. Eastman, 2001. Two new species of snailfish genus Paraliparis (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. J. Fish Biol. 59(1):92-104. (Ref. 39425)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
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=0.00457 (0.00217 - 0.00962), 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
): 3.4 ±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 vulnerability (19 of 100) .