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); narilobus: Name from Latin 'naris' for nostril, and 'lobus' for lobe, to denote the posterior tissue flap associated with the nostril (Ref. 92437).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1800 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water, preferred ?
South Pacific Ocean: off New Zealand. Central northern Chatham Rise, Hikurangi Plateau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.3 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 45;
Vertebrae: 60. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 60, dorsal fin rays 51, anal fin rays 45, pectoral fin rays 37, caudal rays 12; head 22, disk 4, anus-anal fin 28% SL; each nostril has a distinct dorsoposterior flap or lobe; color of body brown, fins blackish (Ref. 92437).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. A review of the snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, including descriptions of a new genus and sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3588:1-54. (Ref. 92437)
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=0.00347 (0.00146 - 0.00825), b=3.21 (2.99 - 3.43), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (23 of 100) .