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); longicaecus: caeca of the holotype (Ref. 90026). More on author: Stein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1431 - 1658 m (Ref. 90026). Polar
Southern Ocean: known only from the holotype, collected off the northwest edge of Mawson Bank, Ross Sea, at 1431–1658 m (Ref. 90026).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90026)
Morphology | Morphometrics
V 69, P 21, C 7. Radials 4 (3+1), R1, R3 notched; scapula with helve, coracoid with basal notch. Chin pores paired, surrounding tissue fold probably present. Teeth sharp canines. Premaxillary teeth about 30, decreasing in size anteriorly, uniserial except near symphysis, where irregularly bi-or tri-serial for about12 teeth; mandibular teeth smaller, uniserial, about 50. HL 19% SL, upper jaw about 43% HL, preanal fin length about 230, anus-anal fin origin about 130, chin pore interspace 4% HL. Pyloric caeca ~70% HL. Body color pale rosy white (Ref. 90026).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. Snailfishes (Family Liparidae) of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and Closely Adjacent Waters. Zootaxa 3285:1-120. (Ref. 90026)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
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=0.00468 (0.00221 - 0.00989), 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
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .