Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); moskalevi: Named for Dr. Lev I. Moskalev (Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1478 - 1691 m (Ref. 86261). Deep-water, preferred ?
Arctic Ocean: Norwegian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 59 - 62. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 59-62, D 52-53, P 24-27, C 11(1+4/5+1), pyl. c. 11; 2 pairs of weak pleural ribs; Rad. pect. 3(2+0+1); lower lobe of pectoral-fin not longer than upper lobe; body depth 5-6 times in SL; compressed head 24-27% SL; large eye, 26-29% lc; with postorbital pore and one suprabranchial pore; mouth not large, its angle below anterior margin of eye; simple teeth; preanal length 36-38% SL; disk 6.3-6.6% SL; body blackish-brown with black peritoneum (Ref. 86261).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P. and N.V. Chernova, 2010. Three new snailfishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from bathyal depths of the Arctic. Proc. Zool. Inst. Russian Acad. Sci., 314(4):365-380. (Ref. 86261)
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=0.00389 (0.00167 - 0.00905), b=3.21 (3.00 - 3.42), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (13 of 100) .