Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); gilberti: Named for C.H. Gilbert, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885).
This species is possibly a synonym of Careproctus ostentum Gilbert, 1896 following Chernova et al. (2004: Ref. 51661). Please send references or more studies are needed.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 73 - 886 m (Ref. 6885). Deep-water, preferred ?
Northeast Pacific: Alaska to Oregon, USA (Ref. 6885). Recorded from the southeastern Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, British Columbia off Prince Rupert, Hecate Strait, and Seymour Inlet (Ref. 26773).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4925)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 46 - 48. Dorsal and anal fins extending to about halfway along caudal; caudal fin narrow, truncate; middle rays of pectorals short, lower rays much exserted; pelvic fins modified a adhesive disc with a thickened margin, small slightly wider than long (Ref. 6885). Creamy white to pale pink, sometimes pale brown dorsally; dusky on fins; silvery on lower half of blue eyes (Ref. 6885).
Rare deepwater species (Ref. 6885).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McAllister, D.E., 1990. A list of the fishes of Canada. Syllogeus No. 64. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ottawa, Canada. 310 p. (Ref. 11980)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .