Careproctus longifilis

Alternate names: threadfin snailfish

Author: Garman, 1892


Size: to 16.2 cm

General: Dorsal-most pectoral fin is extremely elongated to almost twice the head length; letharic movements; a similar-looking species, Osteodiscus cascadiae, does not have elongate pectoral fins.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Demersal.

Published depth range: 1900 - 3334 m

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 3675 m (March 2016).


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Stein, D.L., J.C. Drazen, K.L. Schlining, J.P. Barry, and L.A. Kuhnz (2006). Snailfishes of the central California coast: video, photographic and morphological observations. Journal of Fish Biology, 69: 970-986.

Citation: Careproctus longifilis (Garman, 1892) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-03-06.
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