Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); surugaensis: Named for its type locality, northern part of Suruga Trough, Suruga Bay (Japan).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1450 - 1570 m (Ref. 120239). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 39;
Vertebrae: 50. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: total vertebrae 50; D 47; A 39; pectoral-fin rays 32; principal caudal-fin rays 10; pectoral proximal radials 4 (first to third with notches); both jaws with trilobate teeth; gill slit 7.1 % SL, extending in front of 7th pectoral-fin ray base; maximum body depth is 19.1 % SL; disk length 7.9 % SL; the anus midway between posterior margin of pelvic disk and anal-fin origin. Colour of body and fins light orange, except for the blackish peritoneum (occipital region, operculum and anterior half of tail lacking epidermis; dorsal and anal fins partly lacking membranes) (Ref. 120239).
The gonad is pouch-like, translucent whitish, with ovarian eggs 0.35-0.75 [average ± standard deviation 0.50 ± 0.14 (n = 62)] mm in diameter (Ref. 120239)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murasaki, K., M. Takami and A. Fukui, 2017. Careproctus surugaensis sp. nov. (Liparidae), a new snailfsh from Suruga Trough, Japan. Ichthyol. Res. (2017):1-8. (Ref. 120239)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00188 - 0.00927), b=3.20 (3.02 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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
): (0 of 100) .