Paraliparis infeliciter Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Badluck snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  15.3 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 1090 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: off eastern South Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-60; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 55-55; Vertebrae: 66-66. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 3 radials, uppermost notched; interneural of first dorsal ray between neural spines 6 and 7; chin pores in a pit on lower surface of chin, space between unpigmented, equaling their diameter; ventral end of gill opening and dorsal pectoral ray level with lower margin of pupil; pectoral rudimentary notch rays absent; head 19.1% SL, preanal distance 34%, mandible to anus short, 10.5% SL; color blackish-brown, paler laterally; peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.07.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 13.11.08

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