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Careproctus merretti  Andriashev & Chernova, 1988

Merret's snailfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range ? - 3990 m (Ref. 35937).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Depression, south of Ireland.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35937)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from only one specimen (Ref. 35937).

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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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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00184 - 0.00944), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .