Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Paraliparis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, liparis = fat (Ref. 45335); darwini: Named for Charles Darwin. More on authors: Stein & Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 637 m (Ref. 44775), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.1 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 53;
Vertebrae: 66. Teeth on lower jaw blunt canines; cross section oval. Upper jaw toothless. Chin gelatinous; chin-pore pair on anterior rather than ventral surface. Head length 21.8% SL; width 65% and depth 84% its length. Upper jaw 44% HL. Body depth at anal-fin origin 22.1. Lower pectoral-fin lobe 65% length of upper lobe. Pyloric caeca 10. Pectoral-fin rays 23 (upper lobe 15 + notch rays 2 + lower 6). Vertebrae 66. Caudal-fin rays 8. Radials of pectoral girdle 4 (3 + 1), round (Ref. 44775).
Collected from a gently sloping, sand bottom using rotenone and a suction collector (Ref. 44775).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L. and N.V. Chernova, 2002. First records of snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) from the Galapagos islands, with descriptions of two new species, Paraliparis darwini and Paraliparis galapagosensis. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 53(11):151-160. (Ref. 44775)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00237 - 0.01161), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .