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); ekaporus: From the Sanskrit eka, one, and Greek poros, hole, denoting the presence of a single chin pore (Ref. 90026).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1431 - 1658 m (Ref. 90026). Polar
Southern Ocean: known only from the type, collected on the northwestern edge of Mawson Bank, Ross Sea, at 1431–1658 m depth (Ref. 90026).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90026)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Teeth uniserial in at least posterior halves of both jaws, then forming a gradually wider band anteriorly. V 67, C 7, P 20, radials 4, scapular helve absent. Chin pore single. Head short, HL 18% SL, and broad, HW 96% HL; snout short, 5% SL, 25% HL. Dorsal fin insertion between V 8–9, anal fin insertion between V 16–17. Preanal fin length about 46%, anus-anal fin distance about 31% SL. Body color purplish, snout and pectoral fin edges brown (Ref. 90026).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. Snailfishes (Family Liparidae) of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and Closely Adjacent Waters. Zootaxa 3285:1-120. (Ref. 90026)
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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .