Liparis tunicatus Reinhardt, 1836
Kelp snailfish
photo by DESCNA

Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 620 m
Distribution:  Arctic to Northwest Atlantic: Bering Strait to Labrador in Canada. Also found in the estuary of the St. Lawrence River in Canada (Ref. 4926).
Biology:  Commonly lives in large clusters of kelp (Ref. 7251). It prefers bottom types like pebbles, stones or boulders, mud and sand (Ref. 5951). Benthic species. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426); especially amphipods (Ref. 5951).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.08.94

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