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Careproctus colletti  Gilbert, 1896

Alaska snailfish
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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 / Climate / Range Ecology

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

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

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  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).

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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. 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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00195 - 0.00615), b=3.31 (3.15 - 3.47), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.61 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):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .