Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); freeborni: Named for Michelle Freeborn, the artist who drew the figures for this and other papers and for the forthcoming guide to New Zealand marine fishes (Ref. 92437).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1218 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: known only from the holotype, taken on the Chatham Rise off New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52;
Vertebrae: 66. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 66, dorsal fin rays 62, anal fin rays 52, caudal fin rays 6, pectoral fin rays 20; teeth as wide bands of 17-18 obliquely curved rows of up to 12 small teeth each; small chin pores, very close together, not in a pit; 2 pectoral radials (2+0+0), unnotched; snout to anus about 19% SL, anus below anterior of opercular blade and upper notch rays; predorsal length 21% SL; upper pectoral fin lobe short, 71% HL or longer (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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=0.00468 (0.00219 - 0.00998), 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 (21 of 100) .