Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335).
Junior synonym Liparis koefoedi Parr, 1931 is considered valid in Chernova, 2008 (Ref. 79981).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 12 - 1800 m (Ref. 58496). Deep-water; 84°N - 42°N
North Atlantic: Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and the northern Barents Sea. Arctic Ocean: Beloye More (Ref. 9926), northern seas of the former USSR, the coasts of Siberia and Arctic Alaska and Canada.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9925); 12.7 cm TL (female)
Inhabits mud bottoms (Ref. 5951). Epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Maximum depth reported at 1800 m (Ref. 58426). Feeds on benthic and pelagic crustaceans (Ref. 4702), and worms (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G. and E. Bertelsen, 1992. Fisk i grønlandske farvande. Atuakkiorfik, Nuuk. 65 s. (Ref. 9925)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.9 - 4.6, mean 0.7 (based on 2340 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00467 - 0.02244), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.42 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .