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Family: Liparidae Snailfishes



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Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Acantholiparis caecus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Acantholiparis opercularis Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Acantholiparis opercularis
[Spiny snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Aetheliparis taurocanis
[]

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Allocareproctus jordani (Burke, 1930)

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.
 
Allocareproctus jordani
[Cherry snailfish]

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Allocareproctus kallaion Orr & Busby, 2006

Photo by Byersdorfer, S.
 
Allocareproctus kallaion
[Combed snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus tanix
[Peach snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 13.0 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus unangas
[Goldeneye snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Allocareproctus ungak
[Whiskered snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus abbreviatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus acaecus
[Appendageless snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus acanthodes
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Careproctus aciculipunctatus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus acifer
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Careproctus aculeolatus
[Small-spine snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL

 
Careproctus albescens
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus ampliceps
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus armatus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus atakamensis
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Careproctus atrans
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus attenuatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Careproctus aureomarginatus
[Marginate snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Careproctus bathycoetus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Careproctus batialis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus bowersianus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus cactiformis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus canus
[]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 13.1 cm TL

 
Careproctus carinatus
[Keel-belly tadpolefish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus catherinae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL

 
Careproctus colletti
[Alaska snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus comus
[Comic snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus continentalis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus credispinulosus
[]
No picture found
Antarctic, Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Careproctus crozetensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus curilanus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Careproctus cyclocephalus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus cypseluroides
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 32.3 cm SL
Careproctus cypselurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Careproctus cypselurus
[Falcate snailfish]
No picture found
Arctic to Northeast Atlan
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus derjugini
[Deryugin's tadpole]
No picture found
Indian Ocean, Antarctic
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Careproctus discoveryae
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Careproctus dubius
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus ectenes
[Shovelhead snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus eltaninae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus falklandicus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus faunus
[Mischievous snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus fedorovi
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Careproctus filamentosus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm SL
Careproctus furcellus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus furcellus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus georgianus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL

 
Careproctus gilberti
[Smalldisk snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus guillemi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Careproctus homopterus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.3 cm TL

 
Careproctus hyaleius
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus improvisus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Careproctus inflexidens
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Careproctus kamikawai
[Arbiter Snailfish]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 14.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus karaensis
[Kara tadpolefish]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus kidoi
[Kido's snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Careproctus knipowitschi
[Knipowitsch's tadpole]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus lacmi
[]
No picture found
Arctic Ocean
Max. Length 9.8 cm TL

 
Careproctus latiosus
[Broad-mouth tadpole]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus leptorhinus
[]
No picture found
Alaska

 
Careproctus lerikimae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL

 
Careproctus longifilis
[Stippled snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus longipectoralis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm NG

 
Careproctus longipinnis
[Longfin snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus lycopersicus
[Tomato Snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus macranchus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm SL

 
Careproctus macrodiscus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 10.9 cm TL

 
Careproctus macrophthalmus
[Large-eyed tadpole]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus maculosus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus magellanicus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL
Careproctus marginatus Kido, 1988

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus marginatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus mederi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus melanuroides
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Careproctus melanurus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus melanurus
[Blacktail snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus merretti
[Merret's snailfish]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL

 
Careproctus mica
[Babbie tadpolefish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Careproctus micropus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus microstomus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus minimus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus mollis
[]
No picture found
Arctic Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Careproctus moskalevi
[Moskalev’s tadpole]
No picture found
South Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm TL

 
Careproctus narilobus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL

 
Careproctus nigricans
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL

 
Careproctus notosaikaiensis
[Notosaikai-bikunin]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Careproctus novaezelandiae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus opisthotremus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Careproctus oregonensis Stein, 1978

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Careproctus oregonensis
[Smallfin snailfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus ostentum
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 43.1 cm SL

 
Careproctus ovigerus
[Abyssal snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus pallidus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus parvidiscus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus parviporatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Careproctus patagonicus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Careproctus paxtoni
[Blunt-tooth snailfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Careproctus pellucicauda
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Careproctus phasma
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus polarsterni
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Careproctus profundicola
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus pseudoprofundicola
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Careproctus pycnosoma Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus pycnosoma
[]

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Careproctus ranula (Goode & Bean, 1879)

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.
 
Careproctus ranula
[Scotian snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus rastrinoides
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Careproctus rastrinus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus rastrinus
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Arctic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Careproctus reinhardti (Krøyer, 1862)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Careproctus reinhardti
[Sea tadpole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Careproctus rhodomelas
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus rimiventris
[]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 14.3 cm TL

 
Careproctus rosa
[Rose tadpolefish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Careproctus roseofuscus
[Round snailfish]

Photo by Tibbatts, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 104.4 cm SL
Careproctus rotundifrons Sakurai & Shinohara, 2008

Photo by Tibbatts, B.
 
Careproctus rotundifrons
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus sandwichensis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus scaphopterus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Careproctus scottae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus segaliensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Careproctus seraphimae
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL
Careproctus simus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus simus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus sinensis
[]
No picture found
Arctic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Careproctus solidus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Careproctus spectrum
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Careproctus steini
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Careproctus stigmatogenus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL

 
Careproctus tapirus
[Tapir tadpole]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Careproctus telescopus
[Telescope tadpole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm SL

 
Careproctus trachysoma
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus tricapitidens
[]
No picture found
Arctic

 
Careproctus uter
[Drop-shaped tadpolefish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus vladibeckeri
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Careproctus zachirus Kido, 1985

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Careproctus zachirus
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Careproctus zispi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

 
Crystallias matsushimae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Crystallichthys cameliae
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Crystallichthys cyclospilus
[Blotched snailfish]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific

Crystallichthys mirabilis Jordan & Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Crystallichthys mirabilis
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Edentoliparis terraenovae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Eknomoliparis chirichignoae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus caudatus
[Blackbelly snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28.6 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus obscurus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 34.3 cm SL

 
Elassodiscus tremebundus
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Eutelichthys leptochirus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Genioliparis ferox
[]
No picture found
Antarctic
Max. Length 34 cm SL

 
Genioliparis kafanovi
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Genioliparis lindbergi
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Gyrinichthys minytremus
[Minigill snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Liparis adiastolus
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Liparis agassizii Putnam, 1874

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis agassizii
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL

 
Liparis alboventer
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Liparis antarcticus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis atlanticus (Jordan & Evermann, 1898)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis atlanticus
[Atlantic seasnail]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 13.3 cm

 
Liparis barbatus
[Sea-snail]
No picture found
North Pacific and the Arc
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Liparis bathyarcticus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Liparis bikunin
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Liparis brashnikovi
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis bristolensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Liparis burkei
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Liparis callyodon (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis callyodon
[Spotted snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific

 
Liparis catharus
[Purity snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Liparis chefuensis
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm TL
Liparis coheni Able, 1976

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis coheni
[Gulf snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Liparis curilensis
[]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

North Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Liparis cyclopus Günther, 1861

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis cyclopus
[Ribbon snailfish]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Liparis dennyi Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Liparis dennyi
[Marbled snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis dubius
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis dulkeiti
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Liparis eos
[]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Liparis fabricii Krøyer, 1847

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis fabricii
[Gelatinous snailfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Liparis fishelsoni
[]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL
Liparis florae (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

Photo by Love, M.
 
Liparis florae
[Tidepool snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacifc
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Liparis frenatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Liparis fucensis
[Slipskin snailfish]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Liparis gibbus Bean, 1881

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Liparis gibbus
[Variegated snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis grebnitzkii
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm TL
Liparis inquilinus Able, 1973

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis inquilinus
[Inquiline snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis kusnetzovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis kussakini
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Liparis latifrons
[]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Liparis liparis
[Striped seasnail]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis maculatus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis marmoratus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Liparis mednius
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis megacephalus
[Bighead snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL

 
Liparis meridionalis
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Liparis micraspidophorus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Liparis miostomus
[]

Photo by Salesjö, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804)

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Liparis montagui
[Montagus seasnail]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liparis mucosus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Liparis mucosus
[Slimy snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis newmani
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm FL
Liparis ochotensis Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Liparis ochotensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL

 
Liparis owstoni
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis petschiliensis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis pravdini
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Liparis pulchellus Ayres, 1855

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liparis pulchellus
[Showy snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis punctatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Liparis punctulatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Liparis rhodosoma
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Liparis rotundirostris
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Liparis rutteri (Gilbert & Snyder, 1898)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Liparis rutteri
[Ringtail snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schantarensis
[Shantar snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Liparis schmidti
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Liparis tanakae (Gilbert & Burke, 1912)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Liparis tanakae
[Tanaka's snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Liparis tartaricus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Liparis tessellatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm TL

 
Liparis tunicatiformis
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Arctic to Northwest Atlan
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Liparis tunicatus Reinhardt, 1836

Photo by DESCNA
 
Liparis tunicatus
[Kelp snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Liparis zonatus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Lipariscus nanus Gilbert, 1915

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lipariscus nanus
[Pygmy snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Lopholiparis flerxi
[Hardhead snailfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Menziesichthys bacescui
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Nectoliparis pelagicus
[Tadpole snailfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific

 
Notoliparis antonbruuni
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis kermadecensis
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis kurchatovi
[Kurchatov's notoliparis]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Notoliparis macquariensis
[Macquarie notoliparid]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Osteodiscus andriashevi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Osteodiscus cascadiae Stein, 1978

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Osteodiscus cascadiae
[Bigtail snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Osteodiscus rhepostomias
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Palmoliparis beckeri Balushkin, 1996

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Palmoliparis beckeri
[Gloved snailfish]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis abyssorum
[]
No picture found
Atlantic, Antartic
Max. Length 13.2 cm TL

 
Paraliparis acutidens
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Paraliparis adustus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Paraliparis albeolus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Paraliparis albescens
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL

 
Paraliparis alius
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm TL

 
Paraliparis amerismos
[]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Paraliparis andriashevi
[]

Photo by Eastman, J.T.

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL
Paraliparis antarcticus Regan, 1914

Photo by Eastman, J.T.
 
Paraliparis antarcticus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Paraliparis anthracinus
[Coalskin snailfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Paraliparis aspersus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis ater
[Sooty snailfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Paraliparis atramentatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis atrolabiatus
[Darklip snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Paraliparis attenuatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis auriculatus
[Smallcheek snailfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis australiensis
[Australian snailfish]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Paraliparis australis Gilchrist, 1902

Photo by SFSA
 
Paraliparis australis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis avellaneus
[Nutty snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis badius
[Dark brown snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Paraliparis balgueriasi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Arctic to Northeast Atlan
Max. Length 25.3 cm SL
Paraliparis bathybius (Collett, 1879)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis bathybius
[Black seasnail]
No picture found
North Atlantic
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Paraliparis bipolaris
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Paraliparis brunneocaudatus
[Browntail snailfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Paraliparis brunneus
[Brown snailfish]
No picture found
Gulf of Alaska.
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Paraliparis bullacephalus
[Bubble-head snailfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Paraliparis calidus Cohen, 1968

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis calidus
[Lowfin snailfish]
No picture found
The holotype was captured
Max. Length 28.2 cm TL

 
Paraliparis camilarus
[]
No picture found
Antarctica
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Paraliparis caninus
[]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Paraliparis carlbondi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Paraliparis cephalus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Paraliparis cephalus
[Swellhead snailfish]
No picture found
Southern Ocean

 
Paraliparis cerasinus
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic

 
Paraliparis challengeri
[]

Photo by MNHN

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Paraliparis charcoti Duhamel, 1992

Photo by MNHN
 
Paraliparis charcoti
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acantholiparis caecus Northeast Pacific 5.7 SL 1969
Acantholiparis opercularis Spiny snailfish North Pacific 7 SL 1912
Aetheliparis taurocanis Southwest Pacific 3.2 SL 2012
Allocareproctus jordani Cherry snailfish Northwest Pacific 34 TL 1930
Allocareproctus kallaion Combed snailfish Northeast Pacific 19.5 SL 2006
Allocareproctus tanix Peach snailfish North Pacific 7.8 SL 2006
Allocareproctus unangas Goldeneye snailfish North Pacific 13.0 SL 2006
Allocareproctus ungak Whiskered snailfish Northeast Pacific 12.9 SL 2006
Careproctus abbreviatus North Pacific 1930
Careproctus acaecus Appendageless snailfish Southwest Atlantic 5.5 SL 1991
Careproctus acanthodes Northwest Pacific 10.7 SL 1912
Careproctus aciculipunctatus Northeast Atlantic 21 TL 1997
Careproctus acifer Southern Ocean 10.8 SL 1998
Careproctus aculeolatus Small-spine snailfish Southwest Atlantic 11.4 TL 1991
Careproctus albescens Southeast Atlantic 23 TL 1927
Careproctus ampliceps Southern Ocean 10.2 TL 1998
Careproctus armatus Southwest Atlantic 1991
Careproctus atakamensis Southeast Pacific 4.7 SL 1998
Careproctus atrans Southwest Atlantic 7.5 TL 1991
Careproctus attenuatus North Pacific 1912
Careproctus aureomarginatus Marginate snailfish Southwest Atlantic 6 SL 1991
Careproctus bathycoetus Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1912
Careproctus batialis Northwest Pacific. 16 TL 1933
Careproctus bowersianus Northeast Pacific 15.6 SL 1912
Careproctus cactiformis Southwest Atlantic 1990
Careproctus canus Northwest Pacific 15.9 SL 1985
Careproctus carinatus Keel-belly tadpolefish Arctic 13.1 TL 2015
Careproctus catherinae Southern Ocean 21.6 SL 1998
Careproctus colletti Alaska snailfish North Pacific 44 TL 1896
Careproctus comus Comic snailfish Northeast Pacific 9.9 SL 2007
Careproctus continentalis Southeast Pacific 6.2 SL 1990
Careproctus credispinulosus Southern Ocean 1990
Careproctus crozetensis Antarctic, Indian Ocean 10.0 SL 2007
Careproctus curilanus Northwest Pacific 6.4 SL 1912
Careproctus cyclocephalus Northwest Pacific 29 SL 1983
Careproctus cypseluroides Northwest Pacific 1950
Careproctus cypselurus Falcate snailfish North Pacific 32.3 SL 1898
Careproctus derjugini Deryugin's tadpole Arctic to Northeast Atlan 21.7 SL 2005
Careproctus discoveryae Indian Ocean, Antarctic 7.0 SL 2007
Careproctus dubius Northeast Atlantic 1911
Careproctus ectenes Shovelhead snailfish Northeast Pacific 6.4 SL 1896
Careproctus eltaninae Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus falklandicus Southeast Pacific 1905
Careproctus faunus Mischievous snailfish Northeast Pacific 10.2 SL 2007
Careproctus fedorovi Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus filamentosus Northeast Pacific 18 SL 1978
Careproctus furcellus North Pacific 54 SL 1912
Careproctus georgianus Southern Ocean 1905
Careproctus gilberti Smalldisk snailfish Northeast Pacific 8.9 TL 1912
Careproctus guillemi Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus homopterus Northwest Pacific 4.3 SL 1912
Careproctus hyaleius Eastern Pacific 12.3 TL 1994
Careproctus improvisus Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus inflexidens Southern Ocean 22 TL 1998
Careproctus kamikawai Arbiter Snailfish Eastern Pacific 17.5 TL 2012
Careproctus karaensis Kara tadpolefish Arctic 14.2 TL 2015
Careproctus kidoi Kido's snailfish Northwest Atlantic 9.5 SL 2008
Careproctus knipowitschi Knipowitsch's tadpole Northeast Atlantic 18.5 TL 2005
Careproctus lacmi Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus latiosus Broad-mouth tadpole Arctic Ocean 9.8 TL 2011
Careproctus leptorhinus Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus lerikimae Alaska 2015
Careproctus longifilis Stippled snailfish Eastern Pacific 16.2 SL 1892
Careproctus longipectoralis Southern Ocean 16.8 SL 1992
Careproctus longipinnis Longfin snailfish Northeast Atlantic 27 NG 1912
Careproctus lycopersicus Tomato Snailfish North Pacific 17.2 TL 2012
Careproctus macranchus Southwest Atlantic 1991
Careproctus macrodiscus Northwest Pacific 44 SL 1950
Careproctus macrophthalmus Large-eyed tadpole Northeast Atlantic 10.9 TL 2005
Careproctus maculosus Southwest Atlantic 4.6 SL 2006
Careproctus magellanicus Southern Ocean 2000
Careproctus marginatus Northwest Pacific 23.5 SL 1988
Careproctus mederi Northwest Pacific 1916
Careproctus melanuroides Northwest Pacific 1950
Careproctus melanurus Blacktail snailfish North Pacific 54 TL 1892
Careproctus merretti Merret's snailfish Northeast Atlantic 20.5 SL 1988
Careproctus mica Babbie tadpolefish Arctic 7.8 TL 2015
Careproctus micropus Northeast Atlantic 1887
Careproctus microstomus Northeast Pacific 19.7 SL 1978
Careproctus minimus Southwest Atlantic 1998
Careproctus mollis Northeast Pacific 7.4 SL 1912
Careproctus moskalevi Moskalev’s tadpole Arctic Ocean 9 TL 2011
Careproctus narilobus South Pacific Ocean 16.3 TL 2012
Careproctus nigricans Northwest Pacific 17.3 SL 1950
Careproctus notosaikaiensis Notosaikai-bikunin Pacific Ocean 18.2 TL 2011
Careproctus novaezelandiae Southwest Pacific 9.5 SL 1990
Careproctus opisthotremus North Pacific 1912
Careproctus oregonensis Smallfin snailfish Northeast Pacific 15.3 SL 1978
Careproctus ostentum North Pacific 1896
Careproctus ovigerus Abyssal snailfish Northeast Pacific 43.1 SL 1896
Careproctus pallidus Southeast Pacific 1888
Careproctus parvidiscus Northwest Pacific 17.7 SL 2002
Careproctus parviporatus Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus patagonicus Southwest Atlantic 2000
Careproctus paxtoni Blunt-tooth snailfish Southwest Pacific 14.4 SL 2001
Careproctus pellucicauda Pacific Ocean 12.6 SL 2012
Careproctus phasma North Pacific 1896
Careproctus polarsterni Southern Ocean 1992
Careproctus profundicola Southern Ocean 14.1 SL 1992
Careproctus pseudoprofundicola Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus pycnosoma North Pacific 7.9 SL 1912
Careproctus ranula Scotian snailfish Northwest Atlantic 8.1 SL 1879
Careproctus rastrinoides Northwest Pacific 1950
Careproctus rastrinus Northeast Pacific 51 SL 1912
Careproctus reinhardti Sea tadpole Arctic 30 TL 1862
Careproctus rhodomelas Northwest Pacific 12 SL 1912
Careproctus rimiventris Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus rosa Rose tadpolefish Arctic 14.3 TL 2015
Careproctus roseofuscus Round snailfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1912
Careproctus rotundifrons Northwest Pacific 104.4 SL 2008
Careproctus sandwichensis Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus scaphopterus Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus scottae Northeast Pacific 1934
Careproctus segaliensis Northwest Pacific 6.9 SL 1912
Careproctus seraphimae Northwest Pacific 1950
Careproctus simus North Pacific 18.6 SL 1896
Careproctus sinensis Northwest Pacific 5.9 SL 1912
Careproctus solidus Arctic 11.8 SL 1999
Careproctus spectrum Northeast Pacific 1890
Careproctus steini Southeast Pacific 1990
Careproctus stigmatogenus Southwest Atlantic 4.7 SL 2006
Careproctus tapirus Tapir tadpole Northeast Atlantic 13.9 SL 2005
Careproctus telescopus Telescope tadpole Northeast Atlantic 14 TL 2005
Careproctus trachysoma Northwest Pacific 31 SL 1912
Careproctus tricapitidens Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus uter Drop-shaped tadpolefish Arctic 2015
Careproctus vladibeckeri Southern Ocean 1998
Careproctus zachirus Northwest Pacific 32 TL 1985
Careproctus zispi Southern Ocean 1998
Crystallias matsushimae Northwest Pacific 38 TL 1902
Crystallichthys cameliae North Pacific 1965
Crystallichthys cyclospilus Blotched snailfish North Pacific 1912
Crystallichthys mirabilis North Pacific 1898
Edentoliparis terraenovae Southeast Pacific 7.1 SL 1916
Eknomoliparis chirichignoae Southeast Pacific 1991
Elassodiscus caudatus Blackbelly snailfish Eastern Pacific 8.5 SL 1915
Elassodiscus obscurus Northwest Pacific 28.6 SL 1993
Elassodiscus tremebundus North Pacific 34.3 SL 1912
Eutelichthys leptochirus Mediterranean Sea 5.1 SL 1959
Genioliparis ferox Northeast Pacific 24 TL 1978
Genioliparis kafanovi Antarctic 34 SL 2008
Genioliparis lindbergi Southern Ocean 31 TL 1976
Gyrinichthys minytremus Minigill snailfish Northeast Pacific 1896
Liparis adiastolus Northeast Pacific 16.7 SL 2003
Liparis agassizii North Pacific 44 TL 1874
Liparis alboventer Northwest Pacific 14.1 TL 1984
Liparis antarcticus Southeast Pacific 3.8 TL 1874
Liparis atlanticus Atlantic seasnail Northwest Atlantic 13 TL 1898
Liparis barbatus Sea-snail Northeast Atlantic 13.3 1833
Liparis bathyarcticus North Pacific and the Arc 14 TL 1931
Liparis bikunin Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1954
Liparis brashnikovi Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1930
Liparis bristolensis North Pacific 1912
Liparis burkei Northwest Pacific 8.3 SL 1914
Liparis callyodon Spotted snailfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL 1814
Liparis catharus Purity snailfish Northeast Pacific 1973
Liparis chefuensis Northwest Pacific 16.5 TL 1933
Liparis coheni Gulf snailfish Northwest Atlantic 11.8 TL 1976
Liparis curilensis Northwest Pacific 11 TL 1912
Liparis cyclopus Ribbon snailfish North Pacific 11.4 TL 1861
Liparis dennyi Marbled snailfish Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL 1895
Liparis dubius Northwest Pacific 1930
Liparis dulkeiti Northwest Pacific 1930
Liparis eos Northwest Pacific 13.7 TL 1984
Liparis fabricii Gelatinous snailfish North Atlantic 20 TL 1847
Liparis fishelsoni Western Indian Ocean 1967
Liparis florae Tidepool snailfish Eastern Pacific 18.3 TL 1895
Liparis frenatus Northwest Pacifc 7.8 SL 1912
Liparis fucensis Slipskin snailfish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1896
Liparis gibbus Variegated snailfish Arctic, Northwest to Nort 52 TL 1881
Liparis grebnitzkii Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL 1904
Liparis inquilinus Inquiline snailfish Northwest Atlantic 7.1 TL 1973
Liparis kusnetzovi Northwest Pacific 1936
Liparis kussakini Northwest Pacific 1976
Liparis latifrons Northwest Pacific 23.3 SL 1950
Liparis liparis Striped seasnail Northeast Atlantic 15 TL 1766
Liparis maculatus Northwest Pacific 1984
Liparis marmoratus North Pacific 1950
Liparis mednius Northwest Pacific 9.2 SL 1930
Liparis megacephalus Bighead snailfish North Pacific 1912
Liparis meridionalis Northwest Pacific 10.4 TL 1950
Liparis micraspidophorus North Pacific 1912
Liparis miostomus Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL 1954
Liparis montagui Montagus seasnail Northeast Atlantic 15.5 TL 1804
Liparis mucosus Slimy snailfish Northeast Pacific 13 TL 1855
Liparis newmani Northwest Pacific 1960
Liparis ochotensis North Pacific 66 FL 1904
Liparis owstoni Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1904
Liparis petschiliensis Northwest Pacific 1926
Liparis pravdini Northwest Pacific 1951
Liparis pulchellus Showy snailfish Northeast Pacific 25 TL 1855
Liparis punctatus Northwest Pacific 1950
Liparis punctulatus Northwest Pacific 8.3 SL 1916
Liparis rhodosoma Western Pacific 1930
Liparis rotundirostris Northwest Pacific 14.8 TL 1984
Liparis rutteri Ringtail snailfish North Pacific 7 SL 1898
Liparis schantarensis Shantar snailfish Northwest Pacific 7.4 TL 1929
Liparis schmidti Northwest Pacific 8.4 TL 1987
Liparis tanakae Tanaka's snailfish Northwest Pacific 47 SL 1912
Liparis tartaricus Northwest Pacific 7 TL 1930
Liparis tessellatus Northwest Pacific 28 SL 1912
Liparis tunicatiformis Northwest Pacific 27.4 TL 1984
Liparis tunicatus Kelp snailfish Arctic to Northwest Atlan 16 TL 1836
Liparis zonatus Northwest Pacific 2004
Lipariscus nanus Pygmy snailfish North Pacific 7.1 SL 1915
Lopholiparis flerxi Hardhead snailfish Northeast Pacific 3.3 SL 2004
Menziesichthys bacescui Southeast Pacific 1971
Nectoliparis pelagicus Tadpole snailfish North Pacific 6.5 SL 1912
Notoliparis antonbruuni Southeastern Pacific 2005
Notoliparis kermadecensis Southwest Pacific 25.8 SL 1964
Notoliparis kurchatovi Kurchatov's notoliparis Southern Ocean 10.8 SL 1975
Notoliparis macquariensis Macquarie notoliparid Southwest Pacific 8.8 SL 1978
Osteodiscus andriashevi Northwest Pacific 17.5 SL 1990
Osteodiscus cascadiae Bigtail snailfish Northeast Pacific 8.5 SL 1978
Osteodiscus rhepostomias Southwest Pacific 4 SL 2012
Palmoliparis beckeri Gloved snailfish Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1996
Paraliparis abyssorum Northeast Atlantic 11.3 SL 1997
Paraliparis acutidens Atlantic, Antartic 13.2 TL 2006
Paraliparis adustus Northwest Pacific 15 SL 2009
Paraliparis albeolus Northwest Pacific 1950
Paraliparis albescens Eastern Central Pacific 1915
Paraliparis alius Southern Ocean 33 TL 2012
Paraliparis amerismos Southern Ocean 3.6 TL 2012
Paraliparis andriashevi Southern Ocean 1989
Paraliparis antarcticus Southern Ocean 16.3 SL 1914
Paraliparis anthracinus Coalskin snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.3 SL 2001
Paraliparis aspersus Southwest Atlantic 1992
Paraliparis ater Sooty snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.4 SL 2001
Paraliparis atramentatus Northwest Pacific 6.9 SL 1912
Paraliparis atrolabiatus Darklip snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.4 SL 2001
Paraliparis attenuatus Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Paraliparis auriculatus Smallcheek snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.1 SL 2001
Paraliparis australiensis Australian snailfish Southeastern Indian Ocean 16.4 SL 2001
Paraliparis australis Southeast Atlantic 5 TL 1902
Paraliparis avellaneus Nutty snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 2001
Paraliparis badius Dark brown snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 2001
Paraliparis balgueriasi Southern Ocean 12.6 TL 1999
Paraliparis bathybius Black seasnail Arctic to Northeast Atlan 25.3 SL 1879
Paraliparis bipolaris North Atlantic 9.2 SL 1997
Paraliparis brunneocaudatus Browntail snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.7 SL 2001
Paraliparis brunneus Brown snailfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15.1 SL 2001
Paraliparis bullacephalus Bubble-head snailfish Gulf of Alaska. 9.4 SL 2009
Paraliparis calidus Lowfin snailfish Western Atlantic 14.2 SL 1968
Paraliparis camilarus The holotype was captured 28.2 TL 2012
Paraliparis caninus Antarctica 31 TL 2011
Paraliparis carlbondi Southeastern Pacific 11 SL 2005
Paraliparis cephalus Swellhead snailfish North Pacific 8.4 SL 1892
Paraliparis cerasinus Southern Ocean 1986
Paraliparis challengeri Northeast Atlantic 1993
Paraliparis charcoti Southern Ocean 9.7 SL 1992



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