Careproctus ovigerus

Alternate names: abyssal snailfish, Careproctus ovigerum

Author: (Gilbert, 1896)


General: Large, heavy-bodied, well-developed fins. Adults are white with wrinkled skin, juvelines are pink and smooth-skinned; lethargic movement.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 1920 - 2910 m

Habitat description: Demersal, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Northeast Pacific.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: 2064 - 3106 m (May 2019).


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Stein, D.L., J.C. Drazen, K.L. Schlining, J. Barry, and L. Kuhnz (2006). Snailfishes of Monterey Canyon: Video, photographic, and morphological observations. Journal of Fish Biology, 69: 970-986.

Balushkin, A.V. (2012). Volodichthys gen. nov. new species of the primitive snailfish (Liparidae: Scorpaeniformes) of the southern hemishpere. Description of new species V. solovjevae sp. nov. (Cooperation Sea, the Antarctic). Journal of Ichthyology, 52: 1-10.

Citation: Careproctus ovigerus ((Gilbert, 1896)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-03-06.
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