Liopropoma mowbrayi Woods & Kanazawa, 1951
Cave bass
photo by Gro├čkopf, J.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Liopropomatinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 30 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and Bahamas to northern South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12. Snout relatively long; yellow band from tip of snout and chin to eye.
Biology:  A solitary species (Ref. 26340) inhabiting rocky and reef areas.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.04.98
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94

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