Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); adustus: Name from Latin 'adustus' meaning 'brown of skin'’ referring to the uniform brown coloration of the body and median fins of the holotype.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic. Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Bering Sea, Alaska.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82595)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52;
Vertebrae: 68. The species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D 64; A 56; pectoral-fin rays 24; vertebrae 68 (11+57); dorsalmost pectoral-fin ray insertion level with dorsal margin of eye; ventral pectoral-fin lobe with 3 short, thick, fleshy, lightly pigmented rays; mouth reaching posteriorly beyond anterior margin of eye; gill opening entirely above pectoral fin, surrounded with fleshy tissue; long, pointed gill rakers with 0-3 spinules at or near tip; anus positioned forward near the pectoral symphysis; wide caudal fin with 6 rays; pyloric caeca 5; uniformly brown on lateral body and median fins (Ref. 82595).
Collected at 640 m in water 3,658 m deep using a Marinovich midwater trawl. The male holotype was with mature testes, and possess a prominent genital papilla, length nearly one-half eye diameter and directed anteriorly (Ref. 82595).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Busby, M.S. and R.L. Cartwright, 2009. Paraliparis adustus and Paraliparis bullacephalus: two new snailfish species (Teleostei: Liparidae) from Alaska. Ichthyol. Res. 56:245-252. (Ref. 82595)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00468 (0.00207 - 0.01059), 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
): 3.5 ±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 (25 of 100) .