Careproctus atakamensis Andriashev, 1998
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  4.65 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 2710 - 3080 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: known only from the type caught in the Atakama Trench, near Arequipa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 54-54; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 48-48. Pleural ribs absent. Hypural plate single, no slit. Gill slit small but reaching ventrally past 4th pectoral ray. Pectoral fin not overlapping the anal fin origin; 5 notched rays, spaced, short to rudimentary (11+5+6). Head 19.8%, preanal 31.4%, disk 6.0%. Peritoneum black (Ref. 34289).
Biology:  The only specimen known (46.5 mm SL, juvenile) was taken by a bottom trawl (Ref. 34289).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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