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

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A large aggregation of liparids at 7703 m depth and a reappraisal of the abundance and diversity of hadal fish.
rossi, the genus Psednos as currently known includes 26 described and five undescribed species of small meso- or bathypelagic liparids from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
Essentially all of the capelin, liparid, and arctic cisco catches consisted of age-0 fish.
Larval liparids were relatively abundant and widespread in 1990; however, most of the liparid catch (291 fish) was obtained at one station in the east sector during the late period.
The low exponent value for the 1990 liparid larvae appears to be due to the random occurrence at two stations of replicate catches that were comparatively large and similar in size (50 and 45 fish and 140 and 151 fish, respectively).
The occurrence of small (5 mm) liparid larvae in the plankton from late July through late August (Tarbox and Moulton, 1980) indicates that certain species--presumably L.
Arctic cod, capelin, and liparids were the most abundant marine fishes in the catches, while arctic cisco was the only abundant diadromous freshwater species.
Liparids were assumed to be age-0 on the basis of their occurrence in the plankton and their size (see Able et al.
Age-0 liparids were significantly larger in 1990 than in either 1988 or 1991 (Kruskal-Wallis test: H = 12.
Arctic cod, age-0 capelin, liparids showed an apparent affinity for comparatively cool (> 1 - 3[degrees]C), moderately saline (> 15 - 20 psu) waters.
Age-0 liparids also were well represented in the 1988 tow net catch, while the seine captured none.
Fork length (mm) Species Age Year Mean SD Range N (1) Source (2) Arctic cod 0 1988 26 2 22-32 57 1(3) 24 3 12-36 1020 2(4) 1990 42 6 21-59 1492 1 1991 29 5 12-58 440 1 >=1 1988 83 10 61-143 436 1 90 15 55-172 304 2 1990 87 15 60-167 318 1 1991 78 15 60-133 56 1 Capelin 0 1988 62 8 40-80 542 1 61 7 28-82 480 2 1990 64 12 41-105 183 1 1991 62 5 26-76 1086 1 Liparids 0 1988 18 3 10-28 135 2 1990 26 4 17-41 72 1 1991 18 3 10-29 43 1 Arctic cisco 0 1990 77 9 51-123 559 1 (1) N is the aggregate number of measurements.