Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); labiatus: Named in reference to its large lips.. More on author: Stein, Chernova, Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1000 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 53;
Vertebrae: 66. Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 4 round radials; lateral profile of chin right-angled; chin with thick gelatinous layer, pores protected by anterior skin fold; upper lip wide posteriorly, entirely covering lower lip fold; eye comparatively small, 21% HL, interorbital broad, 44%; lower end of gill opening and uppermost pectoral ray level with lower margin of eye; pectoral rudimentary rays absent; HL 19.3% SL; preanal 35% SL; vertical fins overlapping caudal fin slightly more than half; females with prominent genital papilla; color dark blackish-brown, peritoneum black, tongue grey-dotted (Ref. 42734).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., N.V. Chernova and A.P. Andriashev, 2001. Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. 53:341-406. (Ref. 42734)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01622 (0.00646 - 0.04072), b=3.08 (2.85 - 3.31), 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) .