Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Careproctus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, proktos = anus (Ref. 45335); aciculipunctatus: The species name is formed from the Latin words acicula (spinule) and punctatus (dotted).. More on author: Andriashev, Chernova.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 4100 m (Ref. 27679). Deep-water, preferred ?
Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Basin; known only from the holotype.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56. The pleural ribs absent; one hypural plate, without slit. Head depth slightly exceeds its width. Mouth terminal. Teeth simple. The near mouth pores are small, round; the chin pores are not adjacent. The gill opening is small. The disk is small, oval, the edge border is narrow, chondral. The disk-anus distance exceeds the disk length by two times. The entire body is densely echinated with very small spinules. The body and the peritoneum are black, the stomach is light with black blood vessels (Ref. 27679).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Andriashev, A.P. and N.V. Chernova, 1997. Two new species of liparid fishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) from the abyssal part of the eastern North Atlantic. J. Ichthyol. 37(7):479-484. (Ref. 27679)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .