Careproctus merretti Andriashev & Chernova, 1988
Merret's snailfish
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 Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
 Max. size:  20.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 3990 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Depression, south of Ireland.
 Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 69-69. Head small, considerably flattened, width almost 1.5 times greater than its depth. Caudal fin rays 9. Hypural plate single; epural absent. Abdominal disc (sucker) small (4%SL), no musculature. Peritoneum black (Ref. 33642).
 Biology:  Known from only one specimen (Ref. 35937).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.09.00
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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