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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Recent phylogenetic studies of Liparidae (Knudsen et al.
Later publications on Liparidae describing new taxa were illustrated with pictures of body morphology and usually accompanied by schematic drawings of teeth (e.
This paper deals with the small ossicles such as bony platelets, scutes, tubercles, prickles, ossified sensory line segments, oral and branchial denticles and ossified gill raker tubercles of the cottoid families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae of the Baltic Sea.
Dermal ossicles were examined in eleven specimens representing one species each of the families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae (see Table 1).
The following specimens of Liparidae, cleared and stained with alizarin red for bone and alcian blue for cartilage, were examined in the Museum of Zoology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to verify anatomical identification of the ossicles recovered from the chemically prepared specimens: Liparis callyodon (spotted snailfish): UAMZ2109 (four specimens); L.
The research was divided into two parts, the present one dealing with the taxa of the family Cottidae (except Cottus), and a subsequent one dealing with the families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae (Marss et al.