Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives in the mantle cavity of the scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Ref. 51661). Benthic species (Ref. 5951).
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Distribution

Northwest Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence, Scotian Shelf, Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank to Cape Hatteras
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Northwest Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada and Georges Bank to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, USA.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western North Atlantic: Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, U.S.A, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 71 mm TL
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Max. size

7.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Type Information

Paratype for Liparis inquilinus Able
Catalog Number: USNM 208468
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: New Jersey, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 40 to 40
Vessel: Albatross IV
  • Paratype: Able, K. W. 1973. Copeia. 1973 (4): 788.
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Paratype for Liparis inquilinus Able
Catalog Number: USNM 208467
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1968
Locality: New Jersey, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 36 to 73
Vessel: Albatross IV
  • Paratype: Able, K. W. 1973. Copeia. 1973 (4): 788.
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Holotype for Liparis inquilinus Able
Catalog Number: USNM 208466
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1968
Locality: New Jersey, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 36 to 73
Vessel: Albatross IV
  • Holotype: Able, K. W. 1973. Copeia. 1973 (4): 788.
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Ecology

Habitat

benthic
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benthic species; found at depths of 5-119 m, within sea scallops in daytime
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Habitat Type: Marine

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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 97 m (Ref. 51661)
  • Chernova, N.V., D.L. Stein and A.P. Andriashev 2004 Family Liparidae Scopoli 1777 snailfishes. Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes (31):72. (Ref. 51661)
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Depth range based on 187 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 139 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 160
  Temperature range (°C): 2.155 - 13.634
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.584 - 14.631
  Salinity (PPS): 29.371 - 34.602
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.861 - 7.401
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.407 - 1.174
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.984 - 11.723

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 160

Temperature range (°C): 2.155 - 13.634

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.584 - 14.631

Salinity (PPS): 29.371 - 34.602

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.861 - 7.401

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.407 - 1.174

Silicate (umol/l): 1.984 - 11.723
 
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Depth: 5 - 97m.
From 5 to 97 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Lives in the mantle cavity of the scallop, @Placopecten magellanicus@.
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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Trophic Strategy

Lives in the mantle cavity of the scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Ref. 51661). Benthic species (Ref. 5951). Feeds on small crustaceans, especially amphipods (Ref. 5951).
  • Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott 1988 Atlantic fishes of Canada. Can. Bull. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 219:731 p. (Ref. 5951)
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on small crustaceans, espcially amphipods
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Liparis inquilinus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Liparis inquilinus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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