Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); nemnezi: Named patterned from the initials NMNZ, the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 830 - 960 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: Chatham Rise, New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92437)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 43 - 44;
Vertebrae: 58 - 59. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 58-59; pectoral fin rays 16; pyloric caeca 6-10; prominent occipital hump; mouth angle about 60°; tiny and slender premaxillary teeth, sharp canines with slight shoulders, in a narrow band of about 40 oblique rows of up to 7 teeth each; short gill opening, above pectoral and in front of 1-2 rays, its length less than 1/5 HL; opercle a broad sword-like blade extending ventrally with a shallow curve posteriorly, its tip a sharp spine reaching posterior to pectoral fin base; symphyseal pores without raised rim, small, widely separated, fragile; absent coronal pore; rays of upper and lower pectoral fin lobes free for a significant proportion of their length; abdominal cavity length behind pectoral symphysis about 20% SL, almost equal to 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
): 3.4 ±0.6 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) .