Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Grammatidae
Etymology: Lipogramma: Greek, lipos = fat + greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335); regia: Name from Greek word meaning 'royal'.. More on author: Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 95 m (Ref. 26884). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by having D XII, 9 (the last composite); A III, 7-8 (the last composite); pectoral, 17; pelvic I, 5 (the outer segmented ray extending well beyond origin of anal fin); principal caudal rays 17; vertebrae 25 (10 + 15); total gill rakers 14; branchiostegals 6; no lateral line canal on body; maxilla naked; head with 4 broad lines, body crossed by 6 broad bands with pale centers, area between bands 1 and 2 often pale, ocellus on body and dorsal fin at soft portion of the fin (Ref. 13761).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5040 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .