Pinstripe Reef Basslet, Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale 1906)

Other Names: Meteor Perch, Pinstriped Reef Basslet, Striped Basslet

A Pinstripe Reef Basslet, Liopropoma susumi, from Phuket, Thailand. Source: Rick Winterbottom / FishWise Professional. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Pinstripe Reef Basslet, Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale 1906)

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South Muiron Island to north of Bigge Island and Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Cartier Reef and Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea,, and the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea; also Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and Middleton Reef in the Lord Howe Island Province in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific.

Species Citation

Chorististium susumi Jordan & Seale 1906, Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 256, fig. 48. Type locality: Samoa. 


Bray, D.J. 2019


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Pinstripe Reef Basslet, Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale 1906)


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CAAB Code:37311159

Depth:to 30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:9 cm TL

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