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); nigrolineatus: The name nigrolineatus from the Latin niger, black, and lineatus, line, denoting the black strip on the posterior ventral abdominal midline (Ref. 90026). More on author: Stein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 1990 m (Ref. 90026). Polar
Southern Ocean: known only from the holotype and the paratype, collected in the same tow from the northwest edge of Mawson Bank, Ross Sea, at 1954–1990 m (Ref. 90026).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90026); 10.7 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
V 74 (75), D 68 (~68), A 62 (~61), C 7 (7), pectoral radials 3, round, unnotched. Scapula with narrow helve, coracoid deeply notched at base. Pectoral rays 20-21, none rudimentary. Mouth horizontal, teeth stumpy canines in 11-12 oblique rows forming bands in both jaws, premaxillary bands wider. Chin pore pair close together but easily distinguishable, in a shallow depression with surrounding skin fold. Mid-ventral longitudinal abdominal dark line present. Preanal length 30-33% SL. (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. 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 (15 of 100) .