Liparis (fish)

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This article is about the fish genus. For other uses, see Liparis.
The gelatinous seasnail (Liparis fabricii)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Liparidae
Genus: Liparis
Scopoli, 1777
Type species
Cyclopterus liparis
Linnaeus, 1766

See text.

  • Cyclogaster Gronow, 1763
  • Lycocara Gill, 1884
  • Neoliparis Steindachner, 1875
  • Massaria Gistel, 1848
  • Lyoliparis Jordan & Evermann, 1896
  • Careliparis Garman, 1892
  • Actinochir Gill, 1864
  • Trismegistus Jordan & Snyder, 1904

Liparis is a large genus of snailfish from the northern hemisphere. They are very common in temperate and cold waters. Chernova (2008) has proposed that the genus should be subdivided into five subgenera: Liparis, Neoliparis, Lycocara, Careliparis, and Lyoliparis.[3]

Purity snailfish (Liparis catharus)
Tidepool snailfish (Liparis florae)
Festive snailfish (Liparis marmoratus)


There are currently 60 recognized species in this genus:[4]


  1. ^ Markku Savela (April 24, 2004). "Liparis Scopoli (ex Artedi), 1777". Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ WoRMS (2012). Nicolas Bailly, eds. "Liparis Scopoli, 1777". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ N.V. Chernova (2008). "Systematics and phylogeny of fish of the genus Liparis (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes)". Journal of Ichthyology. 48 (10): 831–852. doi:10.1134/S0032945208100020. 
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Liparis in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  5. ^ Chernova, N. V. (2008): Systematics and phylogeny of fish of the genus Liparis (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes). Journal of Ichthyology v. 48 (no. 10): 831-852.

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