Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); discoveryae: Named for RRS 'Discovery'.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 4270 m (Ref. 75876). Deep-water
Indian Ocean, Antarctic: Crozet Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75876)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35;
Vertebrae: 45. This species is distinguished from its congeners in having the following characters: 22 pectoral fin rays, probably 5 caudal fin rays; 45 median vertebrae; the gill opening reaching the base of the first pectoral fin ray; opercular flap extending behind the pectoral base; head 25.2% SL, pre anal 37.8%; dark peritoneum (Ref. 75876).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Duhamel, G. and N. King, 2007. Deep-sea snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) of genera Careproctus and Paraliparis from the Crozet Basin (Southern Ocean). Cybium 31(3):379-387. (Ref. 75876)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00427 (0.00194 - 0.00940), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), 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 (12 of 100) .