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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Liparidae
Genus: Paraliparis
Collett, 1879
Type species
Liparis bathybii
Collett, 1879
  • Amitra Goode, 1881
  • Monomitra Goode, 1883
  • Gymnolycodes Vaillant, 1888
  • Amitrichthys D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896
  • Hilgendorfia Goode & T. H. Bean, 1896
  • Merophorus Garman, 1899
  • Edentoliparis Andriashev, 1990

Paraliparis is a genus of snailfishes found in benthic, benthopelagic and pelagic habitats in all the world's oceans.

Paraliparis species have one pair of nostrils and lack a pseudobranch or ventral suction disc.[1]


There are currently 143 recognized species in this genus:



  1. ^ Paraliparis at Marine Species Identification Portal
  2. ^ a b c d Chernova, N.V. (2006). "New and rare snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) with the description of four new species from the Southern Hemisphere and tropical east Pacific". Journal of Ichthyology. 46 (Supplement 1): 1–14. doi:10.1134/s0032945206100018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Stein, D.L. (2012): Snailfishes (Family Liparidae) of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and Closely Adjacent Waters. Zootaxa, 3285: 1–120.
  4. ^ a b Chernova, N.V.; V.G. Prut'ko (2011). "Two new species of Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Ross Sea (Antarctica)". Journal of Ichthyology. 51 (5): 363–372. doi:10.1134/s0032945211030015. 
  5. ^ a b c d Stein, D.L. (2012): A Review of the Snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, Including Descriptions of a New Genus and Sixteen New Species. Zootaxa, 3588: 1–54.
  6. ^ Stein, D.L. & Drazen, J.C. (2014): Paraliparis hawaiiensis, a new species of snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) and the first described from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Journal of Fish Biology, 84 (5): 1519–1526.
  7. ^ Duhamel, Guy; Nicola King (2007). "Deep-sea snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) of genera Careproctus and Paraliparis from the Crozet Basin (Southern Ocean)" (PDF). Cybium. 31 (3): 379–387.