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); incandescens: Name from Latin 'incandescens' meaning to glow, referring to the vivid yellow to orange incandescent coloration of the species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 130 m (Ref. 120708). Tropical
Western Pacific: Micornesia (Pohnpei).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120708)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 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)..
Apparently a cryptic species, collected in small rocky crevice along a steep limestone coral reef drop-off (Ref. 120708).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pinheiro, H.T., B. Shepherd, B.D. Greene and L.A. Rocha, 2019. Liopropoma incandescens sp. nov. (Epinephelidae, Liopropominae), a new species of basslet from mesophotic coral ecosystems of Pohnpei, Micronesia. ZooKeys 863:97-106. (Ref. 120708)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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
): (0 of 100) .