Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); dewitti: Named for of Hugh H. Dewitt (1933-1995), prominent student of the Antarctic fish fauna. More on authors: Stein, Chernova & Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1175 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: off South Australia, Great Australian Bight.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52;
Vertebrae: 65. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 4 round radials, one rudimentary fenestra present; about 7 anterior epineural and epipleural ribs long, stout; chin pores in common wide-oval depression, interspace equals twice their diameter; pectoral without rudimentary notch rays; prominent costal ridge present; head 21% SL, wide (67% HL); eye diameter half interorbital width; preanal length 34% SL; color light-nut-brown, skin semitransparent, peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., N.V. Chernova and A.P. Andriashev, 2001. Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. 53:341-406. (Ref. 42734)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
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=0.00468 (0.00221 - 0.00989), 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
): 3.6 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .