Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Grammatidae
Etymology: Lipogramma: Greek, lipos = fat + greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335); evides: Name from Greek meaning 'comely'.. More on author: Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 45 - 365 m (Ref. 26884). Deep-water
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Central America to Lesser Antilles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by having D XII, 9; A III, 7-8 (the last composite); pectoral, 15-16; pelvic I, 5 (the outer 2 segmented rays elongate, extending well beyond the anus); principal caudal rays 17; vertebrae 25 (10 + 15); total gill rakers 20-21; branchiostegals 6 (4 + 2); no lateral line canal on body; maxilla naked; head and body crossed vertically by 3 violet-brown bands (Ref. 13761).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.8 - 26.2, mean 22.1 (based on 44 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5003 [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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .