Liopropoma fasciatum Bussing, 1980
Wrasse ass bass
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Liopropomatidae (Painted basslets), subfamily: Liopropomatinae
Max. size:  17.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 24 - 250 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5227).
Biology:  Inhabits deep walls and reefs; most common below 33 m. Reclusive, lurks in cracks, crevices and under large overhangs (Ref. 5227).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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