Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Grammatidae
Etymology: Lipogramma: Name formed from 'lipo' for 'without' and 'gramma' for 'a line of text', referring to the absence of a well-developed lateral line.; idabeli: Named for the Idabel submersible which was used to collect the type series; treated as a patronym (adjective).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 122 - 165 m (Ref. 119366), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Caribbean: Honduras.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 119366)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (modally 16); gill rakers 18-20 total with 10-11 elongate rakers plus 2-4 short, stout rudiments on lower limb, 3-4 elongate rakers plus 1-3 rudiments on upper limb. Colouration when alive: body mostly yellow to tan with bright iridescent blue coloration on eye, dorsal portion of head, nape and dorsal portion of trunk beneath the spinous-dorsal fin; an oblique yellow bar from tip of snout to orbit and below eye; a large, round, black blotch outlined with blue below anterior origin of dorsal fin; a dark ocellus outlined in blue with yellow or dark center at rear insertion of dorsal fin that extends onto body (Ref. 119366).
Observed frequently in the mid-to-upper rariphotic zone between 122-165 meters in or around small rock crevices, rock piles, or caves situated on steep limestone walls covered with coarse sediment and fine rubble composed of dead sections of Halimeda (Ref. 119366).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2018. A new species of Lipogramma from deep reefs of Roatan, Honduras (Teleostei, Grammatidae). ZooKeys 809:79-95. (Ref. 119366)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .