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Species: Lipogramma robinsi, Yellowbar Basslet

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yellow nape
body: ~12 thin yellow bars
D, A & C: rows yellow spots
rear D base: black & white ocellus

Lipogramma robinsi Gilmore, 1997

Yellowbar Basslet

Elongate, compressed body; eye large, snout short; mouth at front; teeth on jaws, front and sides of roof of mouth; preopercle edge smooth; opercle with 1 short, flat projection; gill rakers long, 16 lower rakers; dorsal fin XII, 9; anal fin III, 8; pectorals rounded, 15; pelvics I, 5, with 1st ray elongated, reaching to end of anal fin base; short rays on upper and lower base of tail fin thick and spiny; no lateral line; 21-25 lateral scales.

Head and body translucent green to flesh colored; nape bright yellow; body with10-12 thin, light, sand-yellow bars that are outlined with thin black lines, from top to bottom profiles; dorsal and tail fins translucent, with ~3 rows of yellow spots, white outer margins; rear base of dorsal fin with a large, black, white ringed ocellus; anal fin translucent, with white basal area, 3 rows of yellow spots; pelvics white, with 2-3 rows of black spots

Reaches 2.9 cm.

Lives on deep reefs.

Depth range: 202-290 m.

The Bahamas and NW Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Data deficient
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.9
Depth Range Min
  • 202
Depth Range Max
  • 290