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); exilis: The specific epithet exilis, thin, from the Latin, denoting the species slender elongated body (Ref. 92437).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1086 - ? m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: known only from the holotype, taken on the southeast Chatham slope off New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92437)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54;
Vertebrae: 66. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 66, dorsal fin rays 60, anal fin rays 54, caudal fin rays 8, pectoral fin rays ca. 20; teeth as broad bands of 28-30, obliquely curved rows, nowhere uniserial; on premaxilla shouldered, on mandible, simple canines; chin pores paired, very closely set with a possible tissue fold anteriorly but not in a pit; gill opening completely above pectoral fin, short, about 16% HL; pectoral radials 4 (3+1); scapula and R1, R3 clearly notched; snout to anus distance short, 14% SL, about 70 % HL; anus to anal fin distance less than 120% HL (Ref. 92437).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. A review of the snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, including descriptions of a new genus and sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3588:1-54. (Ref. 92437)
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
): 3.5 ±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 (22 of 100) .