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Careproctus colletti Gilbert, 1896
ALASKA SNAILFISH
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Careproctus colletti Gilbert , 1896

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Gilbert .

Issue
Careproctus cryptacanthoides Krasyukova, 1984, Careproctus entomelas Gilbert & Burke, 1912, and Careproctus entargyreus Gilbert & Burke, 1912 may be junior synonyms of this species. Currently treated as valid in the annotated checklist (Ref. 51661 ).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 64 - 1350 m (Ref. 43939 ), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 56456 ).   Deep-water

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

North Pacific: Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk to the Gulf of Alaska.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56456 ); common length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56456 ); max. published weight: 1.2 kg (Ref. 56456 ); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 56456 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 51-58; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 47 - 52; Vertebrae : 59 - 65. Teeth lanceolate; outer teeth about equal to inner teeth in length; length of lower pectoral fin lobe contained 0.8 to 1.2 times in head length; disk length 15.0 to 27.6% of head length (Ref. 559 ). Body reddish black; vertical fins black; peritoneum black; stomach pale (Ref. 559 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on mud and sand bottoms (Ref. 43939 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K. Thorsteinson , 2002. Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. xxxvii +1037 p. (Ref. 43939 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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