snailfish

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Synonyms for snailfish

small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker

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Development of larval snailfishes (Pisces: Cyclopteridae: Liparidinae) from the western North Atlantic.
Two new species of snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Bering Sea and eastern North Pacific Ocean, with a redescription of C.
Two new variegated snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
papilio), armorhead sculpin (Gymnocanthus galeatus), snailfishes (Liparis gibbus and Careproctus rastrinus), marbled eelpout (Lycodes raridens), and wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), and in outer domain species such, as shortfin eelpout (Lycodes brevipes) and sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria).
The liparid genus Psednos Barnard 1927 is a group of meso- and bathypelagic snailfishes distinguished from the genus Paraliparis by having the infra-orbital canal of the cephalosensory system interrupted behind the eye and usually having a pronounced dorsal curvature of the spine, producing a "humpbacked" body.