Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
() > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); pulcher: Name from Latin word 'pulcher' for handsome, referring to the elegant proportions and beautiful fresh color of the fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 2350 - 2358 m (Ref. 123108). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Pacific Ocean: entrance of the Bussol Strait.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123108); 10.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35 - 36;
Vertebrae: 46. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: vertebrae 46 (10 - 11 + 35 - 36), D 42 - 43, A 35 - 36; pectoral-fin rays 31 - 32; pleural ribs 3 pairs; hypural one, slitted; C 10 (principal rays); head in adults 25.5 - 26.3 % SL, preanal length 39 % SL; eye 28.2 - 28.5 % head length (lc); pelvic disk 31.4 - 32.3 % lc; pores 2-6-7-1; gill slit reaching to the 4th pectoral-fin ray. Colouration: when fresh bright reddish-orange with peritoneum pale (Ref. 123108).
The sediment from the Agassiz trawl was a mixture of sand, pebbles and stones, and numerous large fragments of dead and living glass sponges. Invertebrates found were dominated by at least 5 species of isopods and caprellids attached to colonies of hydroids (5 - 6 species), some benthopelagic shrimps (2 - 3 species), and a few gastropods and ophiurids (Ref. 123108).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N., R. Thiel and I. Eidus, 2020. Four new species of Careproctus (Cottoidei: Liparidae) from the deep-water vicinity of the southern Kuril Islands (Western North Pacific). Zootaxa 4821(1):71-87. (Ref. 123108)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00194 - 0.00940), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .