Yellow Reef Basslet, Liopropoma multilineatum Randall & Taylor 1988


Other Names: Lined Basslet, Manyline Perch

A Yellow Reef Basslet, Liopropoma multilineatum, at Lomaiviti, Fiji, November 2016. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
This rare secretive basslet usually shelters in caves and under ledges. It has a reddish orange head, a bright yellow body with many fine red pinstripes along the sides, a reddish tail and tail base with a white lateral stripe, and a serrate posterior preopercular margin.

Video of a Yellow Reef Basslet at Cebu in the Philippines - in its natural habitat.

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Dianne J. Bray, Liopropoma multilineatum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3868

Yellow Reef Basslet, Liopropoma multilineatum Randall & Taylor 1988

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Distribution

Recorded in the Australian EEZ from the offshore reefs of Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and Osprey Reef, in the Coral Sea off Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical Western Pacific.
Inhabits deep caves and crevices in rich coral areas on offhsore reefs.

Species Citation

Liopropoma multilineatum Randall & Taylor, 1988, Indo-Pacific Fishes 16: 41, pl. 2C. Type locality: south side of Tanavulu Point, Florida Island, Solomon Islands (9°02´44"S, 160°04´07"E). 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Yellow Reef Basslet, Liopropoma multilineatum Randall & Taylor 1988

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 1. Australia : Zoonetics pp. 1-302.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E. & Taylor, L.R. 1988. Review of the Indo-Pacific fishes of the serranid genus Liopropoma, with descriptions of seven new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 16: 1-47 col. pls 1-4

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311158

Depth:18-50 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm TL

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