Liopropoma eukrines

Common Name

Wrasse Bass

Year Described

Stark & Courtenay, 1962


Dorsal Fin: VIII, 12
Anal Fin: 8
Pectoral Fin: 13-14
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Gill Rakers: 16-18 (first arch)
Lateral Line Scales: 44
Vertebrae: 24 (10 precaudal, 14 caudal)


Basal body color pale rose to red, with yellow spotting on the dorsum and lower head. A dark brown to dark red lateral stripe passes through eye and widens posteriorly. This stripe is bordered dorsally and ventrally by a pale to bright yellow stripe. Another yellow stripe often runs from the rear of the eye in the middle of the dark stripe. Caudal fin the same color as the body stripe, with broad yellow borders dorsally and ventrally and many yellow spots. The posterior part of the tail has a dark blotch and a white posterior edging. Other fins are pale reddish to rose with darker anterior margins.


Maximum size to 100mm TL.


A deep reef species (20-116m) living around hard structure.


North Carolina to S. Florida and the northern Gulf of Mexico.


McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm. 2005. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 2: Scorpaeniformes to Tetraodontiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. i-viii +1-1004.