Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); tapirus: Named for a mammal Tapirus, referriing to some similarity of the new species' head shape with this animal.. More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 170 - 320 m (Ref. 41470). Deep-water
Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); 13.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49 - 50;
Vertebrae: 60 - 61. Diagnosis: Slit-eyed careproct with horizontal mouth and silvery coloration of belly and peritoneum; head and snout slanting along a straight line; mouth slit attains vertical of beginning of eye; no rostral fold; eye small 15-16% of head length (HL); gill opening 1.9 to twice as large as eye; opercular lobe small and triangular; posterior teeth larger than anterior, in rows; interorbital space not wide 44-45% HL; vent opens under anterior third of interorbital distance; greatest body depth 96-104% HL; rounded and flattened disc 21-24% HL (Ref. 41470).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2005. New species of Careproctus Liparidae fom the Barents Sea and adjacent waters. J. Ichthyol. 45(9):689-690. (Ref. 41470)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (24 of 100) .