A new genus and species of the scorpaeniform family Liparidae, Lopholiparis flerxi, is described from the central Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The new genus differs from all known liparid genera in having supraorbital ridges, produced by enlarged and heavily ossified frontals and sphenotics, and enlarged opercles. It also has seven spinous dorsal-fin rays, the anteriormost six forming a distinct lobe; an elliptical pupil; and low dorsal- and anal-fin ray counts. It is most similar to Temnocora candida, which also possesses an anterior spinous dorsal-fin lobe and an elliptical pupil.

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