Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); plagiostomus: From the Greek plagios meaning placed on the lower surface of head, and stoma meaning mouth, in reference to its inferior mouth. More on authors: Stein, Chernova & Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 993 m (Ref. 51661). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42734)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54;
Vertebrae: 65. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 3 round radials; jaws long, mouth inferior, teeth tiny, tooth plates appear smooth; pores with distinctly contoured rims; chin pores one diameter apart; snout slanted, protruding, subrostral fold deep and entirely covering upper lip; interorbital narrow; pectoral upper ray horizontal with upper part of eye; upper pectoral lobe short, 63% HL, lower lobe short; gill opening equal to eye, dorsolaterally located, completely above horizontal through upper margin of eye; HL 18.7% SL, mandible-anus short, 10.9% SL; uniformly brownish-black, mouth and tooth plates dark grey, tongue black-dotted, gill arches dark grey, 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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .