Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 16 m (Ref. 50550). Polar
Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40963); 6.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 26 - 28;
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Anterior portion of dorsal fin comblike with tips of the first 5-7 dorsal fin rays free from membrane at their distal ends one-half to two-thirds length of ray in both males and females. Caudal fin 14-18 with 11 principal rays. Head depressed (depth 67% HL) and wide (wide 1.4 depth). Small mouth with cleft extending to vertical below nostril. Small eyes, 14.5% HL. Short gill slit, 1.7 time eye diameter; extending ventrally in front of pectoral fin ray 1 or 2. Widely-spaced chin pores. Body not humpbacked, with nearly horizontal dorsal profile. The dorsal and anal fins overlap caudal fin 1/6 to 1/5 of its length. Peritoneum pale (Ref. 40963).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2008. Systematics and phylogeny of fish of the genus Liparis (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes). J. Ichthyol. 48(10):831-852. (Ref. 79981)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00468 (0.00207 - 0.01059), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (11 of 100) .