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Liopropoma fasciatum
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Liopropoma fasciatum

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Liopropoma fasciatum
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Liopropoma fasciatum
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Overview
Main identification features
  • elongate; forehead profile horizontal
  • dorsal fin viii
  • tail base: deep tail fin slightly concave
LIOPROPOMA

BASSLETS

Body moderately elongate and compressed; head pointed, with nearly straight upper profile; eye moderate to large; mouth moderately large, slightly oblique, lower jaw projecting; lower rear corner of top jaw bone with prominent, bluntly pointed, ventral projection; rear edge of preopercle serrated; operculum with 3 broad flat spines at rear; tail base deep, strongly compressed; dorsal fin with VIII spines, 11-14 rays, in two parts, or strongly notched if not, 3rd spine longest; tail rounded to slightly concave; scales small, rough.

A pantropical genus, except for eastern Atlantic, with 24 species, with two endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific, one of which is found in shallow water.


References
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  • Breder, C.M. Jr., 1936., Scientific results of the second oceanographic expedition of the "Pawnee" 1926. Heterosomata to Pediculati from Panama to Lower California., Bull. Bingham Oceanogr. Collect. Yale Univ., 2(3):1-56.
  • Bussing, W.A., 1980., Liopropoma fasciatum, a new serranid fish and only known member of the genus from the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 28:147-151.
  • Béarez , P. and Jiménez, P., 2002., New records of serranids (Teleostei, Perciformes) from the continental shelf of Ecuador with a key to the species, and comments on ENSO-associated fish dispersal., Cybium, 2002.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Humann, P., 1993., Reef Fish Identification: Galapagos., New World Publishing:192pp.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • McCosker , J.E. , Merlen , G. , Long , D.J. , Gilmore , R.G. and Villon, C., 1997., Deepslope fishes collected during the 1995 eruption of isla Fernandina, Galapagos., Charles Darwin Foundation, Noticias de Galápagos., 58:22-26.
  • Rubio, E.A., 1988., Estudio taxonomico de la ictiofauna acompañante del camaron en areas costeras del Pacifico de Colombia., Memorias del VI Seminario Nacional de las Ciencias del Mar. Comisión Colombiana de Oceanografía. Bogota, Colombia., :169-183.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.

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