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Careproctus merretti  Andriashev & Chernova, 1988

Merret's snailfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335);  merretti: Named for Nigel R. Merrett..   More on author: Andriashev, Chernova.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; ej vandrande; djupintervall ? - 3990 m (Ref. 35937).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Depression, south of Ireland.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 35937)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Ryggkotor: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Known from only one specimen (Ref. 35937).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Andriyashev, A.P. and N.V. Chernova, 1989. A new species of the genus Careproctus (Liparidae) from the four-kilometer depth of the Porcupine Depression (Northeastern Atlantic). J. Ichthyol. 29(5):94-98. (Ref. 35937)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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