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 authors: Lubbock & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 46 m (Ref. 9710), usually 15 - 46 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 30°N - 24°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to American Samoa and Tuamotu Archipelago, south to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
soft rays: 8. Reddish brown to gray, becoming redder posteriorly. L. mitratum differs from L. pallidum by having 14 rather than 15-16 pectoral rays and 19-30 rather than 8-13 preopercular serrae (Ref. 37816).
A secretive, ledge dweller species (Ref. 90102); benthic (Ref. 75154). and found in caves and crevices (Ref. 9710).
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
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