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Liparis dennyi Jordan & Starks, 1895
Marbled Snailfish
Family: Liparidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13620)

Source: Distribution of Liparis dennyi as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 37 - 40; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 30 - 34. Caudal narrow and rounded. Pectorals with a rounded upper part and the lowest rays lengthened to form a notch.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)


Species Biology

Inhabits subtidal to 225 meters (Ref. 51661). Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 4925). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 73 - 225 m (Ref. 51661), usually 73 - 223 m (Ref. 2850). Climate: temperate

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)



Eastern Pacific: eastern Aleutian Islands to Puget Sound, Washington. Records from the Bering Sea, western Aleutian Islands, and Sakhalin Island are questionable.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-05-28 7:19:43 AM]
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