Paraliparis hystrix 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes Liparidae

Scientific Name: Paraliparis hystrix Merrett, 1983

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-10-18
Assessor(s): Keskin, Ç., Herrera, J., de Sola, L. & Papaconstantinou, C.
Reviewer(s): Strongin, K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Comeros-Raynal, M.
This species is listed as Data Deficient as Paraliparis hystrix is only known from latitudes 49'20 '-59'43.2 'N and longitudes 07'12.5'-18'00' W to a depth of 1,140 m. Additional information about the biology of this species is needed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Paraliparis hystrix is known from the eastern north Atlantic bounded by latitudes 49°20'—59°43.2' N and longitudes 07°12.5'—18°00' W to a depth of 1,140 m (Merrett 1983).
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):1140
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Population [top]

Population:Paraliparis hystrix is a common species and is represented by an imbalance of females while males only occur in samples taken north of 55°N in May and October (Merrett 1983).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Paraliparis hystrix occurs over the upper to mid slope and is a benthopelagic feeder. Females close to ovulation have been collected in all seasons and have an estimated mean fecundity of 83 eggs. Males of this species can reach 8.8 cm and females can reach 11.4 cm (Merrett 1983).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Use and trade information is not available for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place. There is a need for additional information about the biology of this species.

Citation: Keskin, Ç., Herrera, J., de Sola, L. & Papaconstantinou, C. 2014. Paraliparis hystrix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T18237772A45128914. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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