Liopropoma incandescens Pinheiro, Sheperd, Greene & Rocha, 2019
Incandescent basslet
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Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Liopropomatinae
Max. size:  5.415 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 130 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Micornesia (Pohnpei).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 23-23. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following characters: body colour yellow to orange with two distinctive black blotches on the upper and lower caudal fin lobes; D VIII,13, with length of first dorsal-fin spine 5% SL and depth at origin of dorsal fin 22% SL; A III, 9; pectoral fin 14; total gill rakers on first arch 15; lateral-line scales 62; least depth of caudal peduncle 15% SL; orbit diameter 9% SL (Ref. 120708)..
Biology:  Apparently a cryptic species, collected in small rocky crevice along a steep limestone coral reef drop-off (Ref. 120708).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.07.19

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