Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Chernova & Duhamel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 1345 m (Ref. 51661). Deep-water; 45°S - 49°S
Southern Ocean: off Crozet and Kerguelen Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47264)
Only 2 specimens. Holotype was found in two pieces in the stomach content of one Dissostichus eleginoides Smitt, 1898 caught between 550 and 1345 m deep off Crozet Is. Paratype is a juvenile collected by net in mid-water at about 350 m deep off Kerguelen Is. (Ref. 47264).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V. and G. Duhamel, 2003. A new species and additional records of Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Southern Ocean with a provisional field key to juveniles. Cybium 27(2):137-151. (Ref. 47264)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2 - 2.4, mean 2.1 °C (based on 9 cells).
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
): 3.4 ±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 (14 of 100) .