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Lipariscus nanus Gilbert, 1915
Pygmy Snailfish
Family: Liparidae
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© Alex Peden  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #12633)

Source: Distribution of Lipariscus nanus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 51 - 55; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 48 - 52; Vertebrae: 60 - 61. Pectoral fin moderately notched; caudal fin narrow (Ref. 28160). Branchiostegal rays 5. Opening of gills wholly above the pectoral fin (Ref. 11671).

Source: FishBase. Kido, K. 1988 . (Ref. 28160)


Species Biology

Environment: benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 910 m (Ref. 50610). Climate: deep-water

Source: FishBase. Kido, K. 1988 . (Ref. 28160)



North Pacific: southern Sea of Okhotsk off Hokkaido, western Bering Sea off Commander Islands, eastern Bering Sea over continental slope, eastern Gulf of Alaska, and Pacific off British Columbia to Monterey Bay, California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Kido, K. 1988 . (Ref. 28160)

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: 2024-04-22 9:57:38 AM]
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