The Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei) thrives at staggering depths of up to about 8,000 meters, making it the deepest living creature yet.
Instead of a mouth full of hypodermic teeth or a bizarrely large skull with no eye sockets, the snailfish is a small, translucent fish that has no scales.
Buoyancy studies and microscopy of skin and subtermal extracellular matrix of the Antarctic snailfish
, Paraliparis devriesi.
1982) included Arctic lamprey, pond smelt, Hypomesus olidus; eulachon, capelin, five species of Pacific salmon, Pacific cod, walleye pollock, poachers, variegated snailfish
, eelblenny, and Pacific sand lance.
For seine and trawl catches, unidentified small flatfish (Pleuronectidae), gadids (Gadidae), pricklebacks (Stichaeidae), and sculpins (Cottidae) were counted in the total catch, but were not considered separate species for species richness calculations because at least one identifiable species from these taxa was captured; unidentified small snailfish
and unidentified small poacher were considered separate species because no identifiable species from the families Liparidae and Agonidae were captured.
Acantholiparis opercularis Gilbert and Burke 1912 --Spiny Snailfish (Fig.
Careproctus abbreviatus Burke 1930--Short Snailfish
2 Liparis fucensis Slipskin snailfish
1 Liparis pulchellus Showy snailfish
2 Carangidae Trachurus symmetricus Jack mackerel 15 Bathymasteridae Ronquilis jordani Northern ronquil 1 Pholidae Pholis spp.
O Embiotocidae Rhacochilus vacca Pile Surfperch T Cymatogaster aggregata Shiner Surfperch R Phanerodon furcatus White Surfperch T Hyperprosopon argenteum Walleye Surfperch T Embiotoca lateralis Striped Surfperch R Clinidae Clinidae spp.
In these extreme northern latitudes of Baffin Bay, bycatch consisted primarily of gelatinous snailfish
(Liparis fabricii), Arctic skate (Raja hyperborea), and four-beard rockling (Gaidropsarus ensis).
1) Sturgeon poacher (Agonus 0 (0) 0 (0) acipenserinus) (4) Kelp snailfish (Liparis 10 (0.
1) Sturgeon poacher (Agonus 1 (0) acipenserinus) (4) Kelp snailfish (Liparis 0 (0) tunicatus) (4) Liparis sp.
Review of the snailfish genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparididae) of the Southern Ocean, 204 p.
Review of the snailfish genus Careproctus (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) in Antarctic and adjacent waters.
Differences in taxonomic composition were mainly due to the collection of rare specimens during the year, such as inquiline snailfish
(Liparis inquilinus) in 1997 and pollock (Pollachius virens) in 1998.