A new species of the snailfish genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae
) from the eastern Bering Sea.
The mechanosensory system of the lateral line in the Scorpaeniformes order, has been studied in taxa like Liparidae
(Chernova & Stein, 2004; Lanoo et al., 2009), Cottidae (Jones & Jansen, 1992; Telcean et al., 2005; Coombs & Grossman, 2006), Hexagrammidae (Wonsettler & Webb, 1997) and Normanichthyidae (Mandrytsa, 1993).
Morphological divergence between two color mor photypes of Crystallichthys matsushimae (Cottoidei: Liparidae
The fishes, newest members of the Liparidae
family, look very different from the preconceived notion of deep-sea creatures.
(2010a, 2010b) investigated the ossicles of the Cottidae, Cyclopteridae and Liparidae
(Scorpaeniformes) and SEM imaged the taxonomically important tooth plates and gill raker tubercles of these fishes.
The scales and their modifications in pleuronectiforms are easily distinguished from comparable ossicles in teleosts we studied earlier (Cottidae, Cyclopteridae, Liparidae
, Gasterosteidae, Syngnathidae), though there are interesting comparisons between the spined and lateralline scales as well as tubercles of pleuronectiforms and cottiforms (cf.
For seine and trawl catches, unidentified small flatfish (Pleuronectidae), gadids (Gadidae), pricklebacks (Stichaeidae), and sculpins (Cottidae) were counted in the total catch, but were not considered separate species for species richness calculations because at least one identifiable species from these taxa was captured; unidentified small snailfish and unidentified small poacher were considered separate species because no identifiable species from the families Liparidae
and Agonidae were captured.
It is likely that members of the families Zoarcidae and Liparidae
also exhibit parental care, but this has not been confirmed.
) have some features, such as large eggs, low fecundity, the laying of eggs in sheltered locations with the use of the female ovipositor, and possibly the protection of clutches in species having a large sucking disk (Rass, 1950; Stein, 1980; Chernova, 2014), that are similar to features of the smooth lumpsucker, but members of Liparidae
have not been studied in detail.
Rare events of cyclopia and melanism among deep-water snail fishes (Liparidae
All Agonidae, poachers All Liparidae
Variegated snailfish, Liparis gibbus All Zoarcidae Canadian eelpout, Lycodes polaris All Stichaeidae Stout eelblenny, Anisarchus medius Slender eelblenny, Lumpenus fabricii Slender eelblenny or snake prickleback, Lumpenus spp.
The present contribution examines, illustrates and describes the tiny dermal ossicles and bony units in the representatives of the related families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae