Careproctus macrophthalmus Chernova, 2005
Large-eyed tadpole
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 Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
 Max. size:  10.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 260 - 275 m
 Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-56; Anal soft rays: 48-51; Vertebrae: 59-62. Diagnosis: Long-finned, slit-eyed careproct with slanted mouth and silvery belly and peritoneum; body low, cylindrical, its greatest body depth 93% head length (HL); head wide and flattened, its width almost equal to greatest depth; upper ray of pectoral found at the level of lower edge of eye, base of lower ray at the vertical of anterior third of eye; eye large (27% HL); teeth similar in size; gill slit against eye 0.9 of its diameter; disc, 24% HL (Ref. 41470).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.06.06

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