Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Meteor perch
photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Liopropomatinae
Max. size:  9.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 34 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Line Islands and Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Reunion and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Description: Characterized by brownish grey to reddish color; eight yellowish-brown stripes; without enlarged pores anterior to posterior nostrils or in anterior interorbital space; pelvic fins 1.7-2.0 in head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in caves and crevices in lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 6180). Benthic (Ref. 75154). Secretive (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.03.13
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.03.95

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