Allocareproctus tanix Orr & Busby, 2006
Peach snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  7.76 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 104 - 620 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Eastern and central Aleutian Islands.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Teeth are strongly trilobed; nasal papilla absent; other pore papillae are reduced, invariably present only on maxillary pore 6; peritoneum pale; orobuccal valve with 1 finger-like projection; orobuccal cavity pale; gill rakers 9-10, short and blunt; interorbital papilla absent; pyloric caeca on left side, short; body peach to red; iris golden (Ref. 57077).
Biology:  Smallest female with yolked eggs measured 7.76 cm SL; smallest male with enlarged, swollen testes 6.38 cm SL (Ref. 57077).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.11.06

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