Lipogramma regia Robins & Colin, 1979
Royal basslet
Lipogramma regia
photo by Luke Tornabene et al., 2018

Family:  Grammatidae (Basslets)
Max. size:  2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 45 - 95 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by having D XII, 9 (the last composite); A III, 7-8 (the last composite); pectoral, 17; pelvic I, 5 (the outer segmented ray extending well beyond origin of anal fin); principal caudal rays 17; vertebrae 25 (10 + 15); total gill rakers 14; branchiostegals 6; no lateral line canal on body; maxilla naked; head with 4 broad lines, body crossed by 6 broad bands with pale centers, area between bands 1 and 2 often pale, ocellus on body and dorsal fin at soft portion of the fin (Ref. 13761).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.08.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.05.10
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94

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