Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Liopropomatinae
Etymology: Liopropoma: Greek, leio = smooth + Greek, pro = in front of + Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335); randalli: Named for John E. Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 170 - 260 m (Ref. 93103). Tropical
Indian Ocean: off the southwest coast of India in the Arabian Sea, and off the island of Lombok in eastern Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93103)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This specie is distinguished by the following characters: D VIII,12, with dorsal fin continuous with eighth dorsal spine slightly longer than sixth and seventh spines; A III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14-15; lateral line scales 46-49; anterior nostril at front of snout; longest dorsal soft ray 2.1-2.3 in head length (HL); first anal-fin spine 10.4-12.2 in HL, second anal-fin spine 4.4-4.9 in HL; pelvic fin is relatively short, 5.1-5.7 in SL; body depth 3.2-3.6 in SL; colour pinkish red with a blackish stripe extending from snout along midlateral body and on to centre of caudal-fin base, numerous blackish
semicircular spots on back, lower sides and soft dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 93103).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Akhilesh, K.V., K.K. Bineesh and W.T. White, 2012. Liopropoma randalli, a new serranid (Teleostei: Perciformes) fish from the Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 3439:43-50. (Ref. 93103)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.1 - 16.1, mean 13.7 (based on 10 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .