Paraliparis bathybius

Author: Collett, 1879

Paraliparis bathybius Collett, 1879

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Paraliparis bathybius (Collett, 1879) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head length 20% of SL or less; horizontal diameter of eye 27-34% of head length; maxillary length less than half head length. Teeth simple, in 25-30 oblique, closely spaced rows. Gill opening above pectoral fin. Lower pectoral fin lobe of 3-4 distinctly separate rays, 67-85% of head length. Size: to 253 mm SL.

Habitat: benthic or benthopelagic. In deep, cold water usually from 1,000 to 1,850 m, occasionally at 600-700 m; possibly gregarious at times. Food: pelagic amphipods, benthic gastropods and mysids. Reproduction: apparently spawns during summer, possibly also at other times; may have over 400 ripe eggs up to 4.5 mm diameter.

Distribution: Norwegian Sea, Faroe Trough, north of Faroe Is., east of Iceland, south of Jan Mayen I., west of Bear I. Elsewhere, West Greenland and Baffin Bay.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Collett, 1909: 104.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.