Paraliparis vaillanti Chernova, 2004
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  10.8 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 423 m
Distribution:  Northwestern Atlantic: Laurentia Channel, between Newfoundland and Cape Breton,
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 61-61; Anal soft rays: 57-57; Vertebrae: 69-69. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Vertebrae 69 (11 + 58); D 61; P 22 (17 + 3 rud. + 2); C 7 (6 + 1); head 18.7% in SL; ante anal distance 31% in SL; horizontal mouth; simple teeth 19-22 rows; lower lobe of pectoral fin (externally) isolated (does not connect with the upper lobe); dorsal fin above pectoral fin base; eye diameter 23.8% in HL ; entirely pale skin, black peritoneum (Ref. 83988).
Biology:  Caught in midwater at a horizon of 423 m over a depth of 1150 m (Ref. 83988).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.04.10

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