Liopropoma carmabi (Randall, 1963)
Candy basslet
Liopropoma carmabi
photo by Gasparini, J.L.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Liopropomatinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 15 - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Florida Keys, USA and Bahamas to northern South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13. Head, body, and caudal fin alternately striped with yellow-orange and lavender, these stripes separated by red lines (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Found in the recesses of coral reefs. Secretive (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94
Modified by: McArthur, Jason - 17.02.95

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