Paraliparis retrodorsalis Stein, Chernova & Andriashev, 2001
Shortfin snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  14.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 1205 m
Distribution:  Southeastern Indian Ocean: Great Australian Bight, off South Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-62; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 56-56; Vertebrae: 68-68. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin bilobed, without rudimentary notch rays, lower lobe short; pectoral girdle with 4 round radials; body not hump-backed; mouth horizontal, subterminal, lower jaw included; chin pore interspace equal to pore diameter, not in a pit, without skin fold anteriorly; interneural of first dorsal ray between neural spines 7 and 8; body and peritoneum black, mouth black, tongue black-dotted, tooth plates dark (Ref. 42734).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.07.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 03.05.19

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