Mowbray’s Basslet

(Liopropoma mowbrayi)

Liopropoma mowbrayi, commonly known as Mowbray’s basslet, is a species of fish belonging to the family Serranidae. Here are some key characteristics and information about this species:

  1. Appearance: Mowbray’s basslet has a compact and elongated body typical of basslets. It has a striking coloration with a vibrant red-orange to pinkish body, often with diagonal lines or bands of white or yellow running across its sides. The dorsal fin is elongated and may have a filamentous extension. The eyes are relatively large.
  2. Size: They typically grow to a maximum length of about 10 cm (4 inches).
  3. Distribution: This species is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and adjacent areas.
  4. Habitat: Mowbray’s basslet inhabits coral reefs and rocky areas, where it seeks shelter in crevices and among coral branches. They are generally found at depths ranging from shallow waters to around 60 meters (200 feet).