Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); aureomarginatus: Name for its living coloration ('aureo' = gold; 'marginatus' = bordering).. More on author: Andriashev.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1665 m (Ref. 30823). Deep-water, preferred ?
Southwest Atlantic: off the Falkland Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 43;
Vertebrae: 54. Peritoneum dark brown. Caudal rays 12. The basal cartilaginous plate of the pectoral girdle includes 4, rounded (without notches), uniformly arranged radials; the lowermost of these is not separated from the third. Two pairs of small pleural ribs. Hypural plate with longitudinal fissure. Snout with a thick, deep fold above the upper lip. Gill opening above pectoral fin base. Supraorbital pores 2. Anterior mandibular pores close to each other. Head 32.1% SL; anteanal distance 40.5% SL (Ref. 41400).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P., 1998. A review of recent studies of Southern Ocean Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Cybium 22(3): 255-266. (Ref. 30823)
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=0.00347 (0.00146 - 0.00825), b=3.21 (2.99 - 3.43), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (11 of 100) .