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); telescopus: Named for its telescopic eyes. More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 307 m (Ref. 41470). Deep-water
Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49 - 51;
Vertebrae: 59 - 61. Diagnosis: Long-finned, slit-eyed careproct with horizontal mouth and silvery coloration of belly and peritoneum; snout large, bluntly truncated; mouth slit reaches vertical of eye center; deep rostral fold; eye 25-28% of head length (HL) (juveniles goggle-eyed), small longitudinally oval pupil, 1/6-1/9 eye diameter; gill opening 1.0-1.2 eye diameter; opercular lobe rounded; teeth even, similar in size; interorbital space wide 56-57% HL; greatest body depth 90-100% HL; cuplike disc 20.5-21% HL (Ref. 41470).
Immature female (13.8 cm SL) has small ovarian eggs not more than 1 mm in diameter (Ref. 41470).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2005. New species of Careproctus Liparidae fom the Barents Sea and adjacent waters. J. Ichthyol. 45(9):689-690. (Ref. 41470)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00977 (0.00305 - 0.03131), b=3.03 (2.77 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, 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 (20 of 100) .