Luzonichthys williamsi Randall & McCosker, 1992
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Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  4.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 21 - 50 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: known only from the Loyalty Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Color when fresh: back with a narrow blackish stripe and a second following lateral line to middle of body then continuing to dorsal edge of caudal peduncle, the two separated by a narrow orange zone. Upper side of body dusky red, shading through lavender-pink to silvery white ventrally on head, thorax, and abdomen. Caudal fin red basally, the color continuing as a band in upper and lower part fo fin (Ref 8524).
Biology:  Occurs over coral rubble (Ref. 8524). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.03.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.04.15

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