Liopropoma carmabi

Common Name

Candy Basslet

Year Described

Randall, 1963


Dorsal Fin: VIII, 12
Anal Fin: 8
Pectoral Fin:
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Gill Rakers: 16 (first arch)
Lateral Line Scales:
Vertebrae: 24 (10 precaudal, 14 caudal)


Body with 5 brilliant purple to pink stripes edged in dark red. Interspaces between these stripes is bright yellow-orange. This color pattern runs onto the caudal fin. Two small black blotches on the caudal lobes are not connected. A thin white border on the caudal edge. Pink/purple body stripes transition to blue on the fins and surround black blotches. The second dorsal fin has a black blotch. Anal fin has no blotch. Eye is yellow with purple stripes.


Deep reefs