Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Liopropomatidae
(Painted basslets) > Liopropomatinae
Etymology: Liopropoma: Greek, leio = smooth + Greek, pro = in front of + Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Döderlein.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 100 - 400 m (Ref. 58302). Subtropical
Pacific Ocean: Japan, Okinawa, Korea, and the Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6180)
Collected up to 280 m deep, over rocky bottom. May occur in shallower waters of Japan (Ref. 6180).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and L. Taylor, 1988. Review of the Indo-Pacific fishes of the serranid genus Liopropoma, with descriptions of seven new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (16):47 p. (Ref. 6180)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 5.9 - 21.3, mean 15.4 °C (based on 99 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [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 BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 74.7 [28.1, 158.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.83 [0.41, 1.63] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.7 [15.9, 19.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.497 [0.278, 0.864] g/100g ; Selenium = 31.8 [15.4, 65.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 33 [10, 130] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.849 [0.577, 1.307] mg/100g (wet weight);