Diploprion drachi Roux-Estève, 1955
Yellowfin soapfish
Diploprion drachi
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Diploprioninae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rocky and coral reefs. Hides behind big non-predatory fishes to get to its prey.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.07.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 09.03.15

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