Liparidae

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Liparidae

[lə′par·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Lymantriidae.

Liparidae

 

a family of fishes of the order Perciformes. The body is elongated and reaches 50 cm in length; in many species the body is laterally compressed. The skin is delicate, mobile, and usually naked; some species have small spines. The head is large, and the nose flat. In many Liparidae the ventral fins have evolved into a sucking disk; in deep-water species the disk is underdeveloped or absent. There are 16 genera (approximately 120 species), found primarily in the seas and oceans of the arctic and temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. In the USSR they inhabit the Baltic Sea, as well as Far Eastern and northern seas; they are found in shallow and extremely deep waters. The most common genus is Liparis, which dwells in shallow waters. Deep-water species belong to the genera Paraliparis and Care-proctus. Spawning occurs in winter. The eggs are deposited on colonies of hydroid polyps or, more rarely, on underground vegetation. Liparidae feed on invertebrates and small fishes.

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Snailfish are found at many different depths in marine waters around the world, including off the Coast of San Juan Island, where Gerringer is continuing research on the family of fish.
There are lots of invertebrate prey and the snailfish are the top predator.
Careproctus comus Orr and Maslenikov 2007--Comic Snailfish
Careproctus ectenes Gilbert 1896--Shovelhead Snailfish (Fig.
Careproctus faunus Orr and Maslenikov 2007--Mischievous Snailfish
Crystallichthys cyclospilus Gilbert and Burke 1912--Blotched Snailfish
Gyrinichthys minytremus Gilbert 1896--Minigill Snailfish
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Lopholiparis flerxi Orr 2004--Hardhead Snailfish (Fig.
Paraliparis albeolus Schmidt 1950--White Snailfish (Fig.
We propose the new Standard English name White Snailfish for this species.
Liparid larvae captured in the Prudhoe Bay area during summer may have originated from spawning at the "Boulder Patch" in Stefansson Sound, where during late winter divers have observed adult kelp snailfish, adhesive eggs on kelp fronds and hard substrates, and planktonic larvae that appeared to be liparids (Dunton et al.