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Careproctus reinhardti  (Krøyer, 1862)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 75 - 1750 m (Ref. 58496).   Deep-water; 2°C - 4°C (Ref. 35388), preferred ?; 81°N - 45°N, 61°W - 140°E

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Arctic: Kara and Laptev seas. Atlantic: Faroe-Shetland Channel to the Norwegian Sea, Spitsbergen, Murmansk and throughout Barents Sea; one specimen from Skagerrak; Newfoundland and Labrador (Ref. 9926). Reported from Greenland (Ref. 9926) and Iceland (Ref. 12462).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-57; Anal soft rays: 47 - 51; Vertebrae: 59 - 63. Pores 2-6-7-2; post orbital pore absent, 2 suprabranchial pores, chin pores somewhat drawn together; teeth simple; lower lobe of pectoral fin longer by 1.3-2.4 times that in upper lobe; pocket-like skin fold in front of symphysis of pectoral present; anteanal distance 53%SL, pyriform disk; large gill slit reaching below the base of the lower lobe of the pectoral fin; coloration in pink present in living specimens and peritoneum without black pigmentation (Ref. 41470). Suction disc small, almost equal to diameter of the eye. One nostril on each side of the mouth (Ref. 35388).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

On muddy bottoms (Ref. 4702). Maximum depth reported at 1750 m )Ref. 58426). Epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on benthic and pelagic crustaceans (Ref. 4702) and fishes (Ref. 58426). Female lays about 300 eggs with a diameter of 4.5 mm (Ref. 35388).

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Nielsen, J.G. and E. Bertelsen, 1992. Fisk i grønlandske farvande. Atuakkiorfik, Nuuk. 65 s. (Ref. 9925)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .