Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); macrophthalmus: Name refers to the large-eye trait of this species. More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 260 - 275 m (Ref. 41470). Temperate
Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 9.7 cm
Max length : 10.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41470)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 48 - 51;
Vertebrae: 59 - 62. Diagnosis: Long-finned, slit-eyed careproct with slanted mouth and silvery belly and peritoneum; body low, cylindrical, its greatest body depth 93% head length (HL); head wide and flattened, its width almost equal to greatest depth; upper ray of pectoral found at the level of lower edge of eye, base of lower ray at the vertical of anterior third of eye; eye large (27% HL); teeth similar in size; gill slit against eye 0.9 of its diameter; disc, 24% HL (Ref. 41470).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2005. New species of Careproctus Liparidae fom the Barents Sea and adjacent waters. J. Ichthyol. 45(9):689-690. (Ref. 41470)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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=0.00417 (0.00188 - 0.00927), b=3.20 (3.02 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (15 of 100) .